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Threshing Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Dalston, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.815 / 54°48'53"N

Longitude: -2.9972 / 2°59'49"W

OS Eastings: 336016

OS Northings: 547133

OS Grid: NY360471

Mapcode National: GBR 7DHR.XR

Mapcode Global: WH80F.X7YM

Entry Name: Threshing Mill

Listing Date: 13 January 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1350376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489945

Location: Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Dalston

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dalston St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


Threshing Mill


Farm outbuilding. Late C19 with minor C20 alterations. Rubble sandstone with sandstone dressings, quoins and a Westmorland slate roof laid to diminishing courses.

PLAN: Linear plan with integral wheelhouse and wheelpit.

EXTERIOR: West elevation. 3 storeys, 5 bays with 2 window openings to ground and first floors, and 3 smaller openings to first floor, all with flush surrounds. Tall taking-in door to south end of upper floor. At ground floor level towards south end, wide opening below shallow arch with dressed voussoirs, now blocked, formerly access to internal wheelhouse. North gable with quoined doorways at north-west corner to ground and first floors, the latter now a window. Small rectangular opening to gable apex.

INTERIOR: The building retains an internal wheelhouse, with wheelpit and undershot water wheel, an upright shaft with toothed drive wheel and spur wheels to transfer the power through horizontal line shafting, some of which survives in-situ. Timber floors with closely-spaced joists are supported on heavy cross beams. In situ threshing and chopping machinery, and powered hoist mechanism. Tie beam trusses with diagonally-set ridge purlins and trenched and lapped side purlins.

A well preserved and little altered example of a late C19 powered farm outbuilding designed to house processing machinery driven from an internal waterwheel, and which retains its wheelhouse, water wheel, power transmission and some processing machinery.

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

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