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Flax Mill Farm, Askrigg

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Flax Mill Farm, Askrigg

YDNPA, 2004,

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Flax Mill Farm, Askrigg

Historical Environment Record No: MYD32964

Parish: Askrigg

OS Grid Reference: SD944910

Dale: Lower Wensleydale

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A water-powered textile mill dating to around 1785, now a house with outbuildings. It was built as a cotton mill with carding and spinning rooms, but later converted to working flax. It was sold in 1843 and became a house. The mill is rubble built with a stone slate roof. It is three storeys high with a bell cote in the right gable that originally stood in the centre of the roof. Source: Hartley, M & Ingilby, J (1953) Yorkshire Village. London: J M Dent & Sons


In the centre of Askrigg, take the narrow lane heading west past the church. After 300 metres, the site can be viewed to the left of the lane across a field.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Askrigg. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.

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