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Thorne Windmill

Description:-
Five storey tower mill in tarred red brick. Disused at the time of listing (1987) but converted, apparently, for residential use since.

History:-
Locally known as Oates' Mill for the last miller. Previously as Gravil's and Priestley's. Steam powered from about 1880. This is the last remaining mill of six known to have been in Thorne. (Whitworth).

References:-
Whitworth, A. Tyke towers: Yorkshire's windmills. Landy Publishing, 2002.


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Key Words :- windmill tower mill corn
Address :- North Eastern Road, Thorne, South Yorkshire, DN8 4AQ
Grid Ref :- SE 68633 13723
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 53.615566 , Long - -0.963983
Local Authority :- Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - West Riding
Site Condition :- Site refurbished to residential housing
Site Status :- Listed - Grade II
Listing No :- 1151568
Site Dates :- 1815 -