Worsbrough Corn Mill


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Statutory Address:
Worsbrough Corn Mill, Park Road


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Statutory Address:
Worsbrough Corn Mill, Park Road

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

Barnsley (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 34945 03326


SE30SW 1/90

WORSBROUGH PARK ROAD (west side, off) Worsbrough Corn Mill

(formerly listed as Worsbrough Bridge Mill)


GV II* Corn mill now museum. Early C17 with addition of c1843. Deeply-coursed dressed sandstone, stone slate and Welsh slate roofs. C17 part on left is two storeys and three bays (internally); C19 part on right three storeys with loft, four bays. C17 part: wide doorway to right has external stone ramp and massive lintel, four-light double-chamfered, mullioned window on its left has iron stanchions, beyond is a broad buttress with six chamfered offsets and with small window, another door to far left. Original three-light mullioned window to first-floor right has iron stanchions and casement with glazing bars, later two-light mullioned window above buttress. Left return of C17 part: quoined first-floor doorway with massive lintel.

C19 part: bay four breaks forward and has round-headed iron casement with glazing bars, bay three doorway with external stone ramp, first-floor doorway above has ashlar surround. Other bays with thirty-six-pane iron casements with projecting stone sills and plain lintels, bay two window on second floor is blind. Ashlar gable copings with small end stacks. Rear of C19 part has three bays of similar iron casements.

Interior: C17 part has early-C19 cast-iron overshot wheel driving three pairs of stones. Original king-post trusses with trenched purlins. C19 part, originally steam-powered, now contains a rare Hornsby oil engine of 1911.

History and technical details of mill discussed at length in (R.Shortland-Ball, 'Worsbrough Corn Mill, South Yorkshire', Industrial Archaeology Review, 2, No 3, 1978.

Listing NGR: SE3494503326


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Books and journals
Shortland-Ball, R, 'Worsborough Corn Mill, South Yorkshire' in Industrial Archaeology Review, , Vol. 2, No 3, (1978), n/a


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

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Date: 01 Oct 2004
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