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Old Windmill Forming Part of Lanthorn Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Acomb, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9892 / 54°59'21"N

Longitude: -2.1064 / 2°6'23"W

OS Eastings: 393286

OS Northings: 566072

OS Grid: NY932660

Mapcode National: GBR FBQR.R9

Mapcode Global: WHB25.MV4L

Plus Code: 9C6VXVQV+MC

Entry Name: Old Windmill Forming Part of Lanthorn Cottage

Listing Date: 24 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304085

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239770

Location: Acomb, Northumberland, NE46

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Acomb

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: St John Lee

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NY 9366
18/10 Old windmill
forming part of
Lanthorn Cottage


Windmill tower, dated 1720 with initials R R (Richard Ridley) on lintel,
altered to house in late C18 or early C19. Squared tooled stone; Lakeland slate
roof. Circular 3-storeyed tower. Chamfered plinth. Ground floor has old doorway
with broadly-chamfered stone surround (now opening into later cottage), 12-pane
sash window on south with iron bars externally and sundial incised on sill,
blocked door on east and renewed 9-pane fixed window on north in chamfered
surround with dated lintel. 1st floor has 12-pane sash on south and blocked
chamfered light on east. 2nd floor has 4 small chamfered lights, that on east
blocked. Pyramidal roof, stepped stack on east side.

Interior; ground floor fireplace in tooled stone surround; 1st floor has heavy
ceiling beams showing mortices for framework of mill machinery, and carpenter's

Attached cottage of c.1977 not of interest.

Operated in the C18 in conjunction with the nearby watermill (Acomb Mill, q.v.).

Shown on O.S. maps as The Lantern.

Listing NGR: NY9328666072

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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