Bransdale Mill

20 Jul 2002
Bransdale Mill, Hodge Beck, Bransdale, Ryedale, North Yorkshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BRANSDALE HODGE BECK SE 69 NW (east side) 3/24 Bransdale Mill GV II Cornmill. C18; extended 1817; partly rebuilt 1842 (on datestone); restored C20. Extension and rebuilding by William Strickland. Herringbone-tooled sandstone with pantile roof. 2-storey and attic, single-window front, with single-storey and attic extension to left. Round-arched doorways of voussoirs flank 16-pane sash to ground floor of mill; similar window to centre of first floor. 2 small shuttered openings to attic. Windows have stone sills and heavy tooled lintels. Lintel to first-floor window is inscribed: "REBUILT 1842", and is flanked by tie rod ends shaped to form the initials W and S. Coped gables and coved cornice stack to end left.

Extension has board door with unequal 12-pane replacement sash to left and shuttered window to right. Small shuttered opening to attic. Shaped sill to left window probably a reused lintel. Rear: 2 storey, and attic, 3-bay front, built against the hillside. Central round-arched opening of tooled voussoirs to first floor. Shuttered openings to attic. Water from millpond entered wheel chamber through small opening to right of first-floor opening Powered grindstone installed at rear of mill in late C19 survives. Gable wall to extension: datestone inscribed: WS 1817.

Interior: wheelchamber to left reuses C18 wheel pit. Surviving cast-iron machinery comprises an overshot water-wheel with iron buckets, pitwheel, wallower, spur wheel and crown wheel. 3 stone nuts with wooden teeth and 3 sets of mill stones (without furniture). Banded French stones made by GEORGE MARIS of HULL in 1842; greystones inscribed "HS NIS 1870"; bluestones not inscribed. Square section main shaft and hexagonal sack hoist shaft.

In mill extension, wooden framework for an oat crushing mill with one pair of stones and a sifter. Corn was ground at Bransdale Mill until 1917; grist was ground until 1953. Mill under restoration by The National Trust at time of resurvey.

Listing NGR: SE6205597924


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2109 IOE Records taken by Les Waby; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Les Waby. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Waby, Les

Rights Holder: Waby, Les


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