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Askham Bryan

Description:-
Small stone built tower windmill that was converted to a water tower by the private York Waterworks Company by the addition of a cylindrical reinforced concrete water tank. The tower base is built in local magnesian limestone.

In 1973 Hatcher noted:- Round limestone tower. Exterior been blackened by pitch at some time. 3 Doorways 4th place occupied by a window. Projecting sills to windows. All openings have flat arches of small stone voussoirs, no lintel slabs as at Sutton. Water tower in 1973, supplying water to Askham Richard.

References:-
YAHS - Hatcher Card Index. Research funded by the Yorkshire Arts Association 1972.
Hatcher, J. The industrial architecture of Yorkshire. Phillimore, 1985.


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Key Words :- windmill
Address :- Askham Bryan, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 3PF
Grid Ref :- SE 54240 47217
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 53.918265 , Long - -1.175653
Local Authority :- York City Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - North Riding
Site Condition :- Site in alternative industrial use
Site Status :- Site extant - Protected status unknown