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Dalton Mill

Complex of mill wing and mill-house one room up and one down the oldest part. This older house has a pantile roof; rest have slab roofs. Stone construction with large quoins, roughly herringboned. House was thatched and has a more steeply sloping roof than the mill. Mill has large monolithic stone lintels to small-paned non opening windows. Old chimney stack on outside of wing. Interesting stone surrounds to windows of old house. (Hatcher, 1975).

The old miller, Mr Rutter, started here in 1913. The wooden overshot wheel was 32 feet in diameter, in a now demolished exterior wheel-house. It ran three pairs of stones, though space was very cramped and poorly lit. Rye, grown locally, was milled here and also wheat. Kearton, the Richmond millwright, visited annually to dress the French composition stones and to adjust the cogs which were possibly of hickory wood. (Hatcher, 1975).

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Address :- Mill Lane, Dalton, Richmond, North Yorkshire
Grid Ref :- NZ 11428 08181
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 54.468872 , Long - -1.825186
Local Authority :- Richmondshire District Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - North Riding
Site Condition :- Site refurbished to residential housing
Site Status :- Listed - Grade II
Listing No :- 1318357
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