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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

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

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

Location

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.

Accessibility

Viewable from roadside.


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