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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: 1255798



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


District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465649

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SE3733 BULLERTHORPE LANE, Colton 714-1/38/605 (West side) 19/03/70 Colton Mill at Colton Mill Farm (Formerly Listed as: BULLERTHORPE LANE, Colton Colton Mill at Colton Farm)


Windmill and mill buildings. Probably mid C18 with mid C19 alterations and additions. Sandstone, brick, slate roofs. 3 linked buildings: the 3-storey former windmill with circular base sharply tapering upwards, conical slate roof; the 3-storey, 2-bay gabled stone granary building on NW side and the 2-storey, 2-phase brick engine house on south. Boiler house to E of engine house demolished. The mill has stone ground floor, square-headed blocked openings, brick upper floor, tapering inwards and with segmental-arched openings and dentilled cornice below rebuilt eaves. INTERIOR: description taken from West Yorks Archaeology Service Historic Buildings Report: machinery dating from the conversion to steam power survives, including spur-wheel, under-driven mill stones, sack-hoist, winding drum, remains of hoppers, timber screens and stair. No remains of the external walkway for controlling the sails of the windmill, the upper part of this building probably rebuilt when sails removed and converted to steam power. Granary: weathered stone, possibly re-used; gable end has central entrance on ground and 1st floors, flanking windows, all openings have thin stone lintels; gable copings, paired windows on right return, oval tie-bar plaques; left return: access to each of 3 floors of the mill. Common-rafter roof, stonework much eroded. Engine house: eastern end mid C19 with segmental-arched windows, a bay added to west end c1900. Walls originally plastered; surviving machinery includes a single-cylinder steam engine, approx 2m diameter fly wheel with curved spokes, drive wheel and overhead friction line shaft; 2 tall water tanks against E wall; 3m diameter fly wheel with compass spokes and deep rim, smaller spoked friction drive wheel, both set in wheel pit against the N wall. The drive was transmitted through the wall directly into the mill, the later bay may have housed a threshing machine. The surviving steam engine was installed c1902 and the steam boiler was replaced by a gas engine c1915.

The group is disused, in derelict condition. (West Yorkshire Archaeology Service Historic Buildings Report: Thornborrow, P: Colton Mill Farm, Swillington: Wakefield: 1992-).

Listing NGR: SE3763033007

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Thornborrow, P, 'West Yorkshire Archaeology Service Historic Buildings Report' in Colton Mill Farm, (1992)

National Grid Reference: SE 37630 33007


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