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Austhorpe Mill, Austhorpe

A wind-powered corn mill and oil mill in the historic county of Yorkshire, England.

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The five-sailed mill was built by John Smeaton in 1781, or perhaps converted from a corn to an oil mill at that time. It was later converted back to corn. It ceased work in the mid 19th century.

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Alternative names Sykefield Mill
Power source Wind
Mill type Tower mill
Mill function Corn mill, Oil mill
Archive ID 1111
Location Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
Historic county Yorkshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SE 37279 33622
Latitude/longitude 53.79760000, -1.43550000

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References

  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • Hills, R L, Power from Wind: A history of windmill technology (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Yorkshire 219 (1850)
  • Whitworth A, Tyke Towers Yorkshire's Windmills (Landy Publishing, 2002)

 

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