Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Date of most recent amendment:
Statutory Address:


© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1255798.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 25-Nov-2020 at 17:29:09.


Statutory Address:

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

Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 37630 33007



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


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


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


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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 26 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/00286/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Steve Novak. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].