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Newbiggin corn mill site, Bishopdale

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Site of Newbiggin corn mill

YDNPA, 2004, (NAP4)

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Newbiggin corn mill site, Bishopdale

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36687

Parish: Newbiggin

OS Grid Reference: SE000854

Dale: Lower Wensleydale

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The well-preserved earthwork remains of a Medieval corn mill have been surveyed at Newbiggin beside Mill Beck in Bishopdale. The site of the mill building, its leat, millpond and several other structures were discovered. Water was brought to the mill pond using a wooden trough called a falltrough. The use of this type of water system protected the mill and its wheel from being damaged during winter floods.
Moorhouse, Stephen (2003) 'The anatomy of the Yorkshire Dales: deciphering the medieval landscape' in Manby, T G et al (eds) (2003) The Archaeology of Yorkshire: an assessment at the beginning of the 21st century. Yorkshire Archaeological Society Occasional Paper No 3 pp298-362


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