Listed Building: NORBURY MILL (1204392)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 478, 1, 69
Date assigned Friday, July 19, 1985
Date last amended


Watermill. Early C17 with C18 and C19 alterations. Sandstone ashlar with stone dressings, and alterations in red brick. Plain tile roof with coped gables and moulded kneelers. Two storeys, four bays, with wheelhouses to north and south. East elevation has central segment headed door of plain voussoirs, with hoodmould above and to either side C18 buttresses. To south the wall has partially collapsed leaving only part of former 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion window. Beyond to south low, similar 2-light window with dripmould over and segment, voussoired arch below for mill race to southern wheel, to south again long slot for machinery. To north of central doorcase is large segment headed voussoired arch for northern mill race with single light recessed and chamfered window over and above again two, 2-light recessed and chamfered mullion windows with dripmoulds, West elevation has been considerably altered but retains the segment headed door to centre and 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion window above. To south an inserted opening and two C17 single light openings beyond. To north of central door a 2-light recessed and chamfered window, with similar above to north, below which is a similar single light opening. Beyond to north,wall rebuilt and C19 hoist for logs attached to the building. Interior has been much altered and floor has mostly collapsed,however the staggered purlin king post roof with side stru ts survives as does the northern timber frame internal partition. The southern waterwheel is a low breast-shot wheel approximately llft in diameter. It is constructed of a mixture of cast iron and wood, with cast iron hub, rim and shaft. This drove only a single pair of millstones and a sack hoist. The pit wheel is also wooden with iron gearing. The northern wheel is also a breast-shot wheel, it has cast iron rims with wooden floats between, and a cast iron hub. To the north side of the wheel is a cast iron bevel wheel. As this was converted sometime in Cl9 to a sawmill no stones survive to the north side.

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Grid reference SK 12029 42214 (point)
Map sheet SK14SW

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Jun 20 2014 11:56AM

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