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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1135034



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Thorp Arch

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Feb-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 342052

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SE44NW THORP ARCH WALTON ROAD LS23 (south side, off)

2/129 Flint Mill and attached mill-race structures.


Water mill with attached mill-race structures, now a house; shown as Flint Mill Farm on OS map. 1722 (Falconer p.247); altered C20. Coursed, squared magnesian limestone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys and basement, 5 x 3 bays; external water wheel and attached mill-race structures facing River Wharfe to rear left. Entrance front: quoined, segmentally-arched doorway to right of centre flanked by oculi; 4 flat-arched windows to each floor, all with C20 casements; small eaves stack on left. Rear (facing river): large undershot waterwheel to left has 8 wooden spokes to each cast-iron rim, iron blades; various small casements to basement; 3 square-headed and 2 round-headed windows to ground floor have C20 casements; 4 C20 casements under flat arches to 1st floor; eaves stack on right. Left return: 3 round-arched openings to basement and ground floors, matching lst-floor window the upper openings have casements with glazing bars. Interior large cast-iron flywheel and crown wheel within the basement; massive vertical wooden shaft rises to ground floor where there is another crown wheel and associated shafting. External mill-race structures: built of gritstone and comprising a dam wall pierced by inlet for the mill race and with adjacent race containing stepped troughs to form a fish ladder; a third bypass channel has concrete-filled inlet flanked by one triangular and one rounded cutwater. Built as a corn mill until converted in 1774 by Leeds Potteries to grind flints using German stones (Falconer op.cit); reverted to use as a corn mill in 1878 until final closure c1950. K. Falconer,Guide to England's Industrial Heritage, 1980

Listing NGR: SE4222547310

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Falconer, K, Guide to Englands Industrial Heritage, (1980), 247

National Grid Reference: SE 42225 47310


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