List of windmills in West Yorkshire

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This is a list of windmills in the English county of West Yorkshire.

Locations[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Aberford Barkeston Mill 1216[1] 1216[1]
Aberford Hicklam Mill
SE 434 359
Tower C18th[2] Windmill World
Aberford Lotherton Mill 1720[1] 1720[1]
Barwick in Elmet Barwick Mill[3] 1850s[3] Demolished 1950s[3]
Birstall Brownhill Mill
SE 233 262
Tower Windmill World
Bramham Bramham Mill
SE 432 433
tower C18th[4] Windmill World
Darrington Darrington Mill
SE 474 199
Tower Late C18th or early C19th[5] Windmill World Darrington Mill.jpg
Kippax Kippax Mill
SE 426 299
tower C18th[6] Windmill World
Knottingley Knottingley Mill
SE 500 230
Tower Windmill World
Leeds Colton Mill
SE 376 330
Tower Mid C18th[7] Windmill World
Leeds Potternewton Mill
SE 296 365
Tower Late C18th[8] Windmill World RoundHouseLS7.jpg
Leeds Whin Moor Mill
Seacroft Mill
SWillington Mill
[9]
SE 359 364
Tower Windmill World SeacroftWindmill.jpg
Leeds Flint Mill[10][11] 1758[11] 1774[11]
Morley Morley Mill[12]
Pontefract Dandy Mill
Boreas Union Mill

SE 468 230
Tower 1819[13] Windmill World Dandy Mill, Pontefract.jpg
Upton Upton Mill
SE 474 319
Tower Windmill World
Wakefield Flint Mill[10][11] Smock[11] 1755[11]
Wakefield Oil Mill[11] Smock[11] 1755[11]
West Ardsley Boyle Hall Titt iron wind engine 1899[14] Demolished by 1971[15]

Maps[edit]

Notes[edit]

Mills in bold are still standing, known building dates are indicated in bold. Text in italics denotes indicates that the information is not confirmed, but is likely to be the case stated.

Sources[edit]

Unless otherwise indicated, the source for all entries is:-Gregory, Roy (1985). East Yorkshire Windmills. Cheddar: Charles Skilton Ltd. ISBN 0-284-98721-2.  or the linked Windmill World page.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "A Couple of Tours Through Elmet". Old Tykes. Retrieved 18 June 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "HICKLAM MILL, MAIN STREET (east off), LOTHERTON CUM ABERFORD, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Barwick, Windmill, Postcard". Leeds City Council. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "WINDMILL, WINDMILL ROAD (east side), BRAMHAM CUM OGLETHORPE, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "DARRINGTON WINDMILL, MOOR LANE (east off), DARRINGTON, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "WINDMILL APPROXIMATELY 30 METRES WEST OF MILL FARMHOUSE, LONGDIKE LANE LS25 (north off), GARFORTH, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "COLTON MILL AT COLTON MILL FARM, BULLERTHORPE LANE (west side), LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "THE ROUND HOUSE, POTTERNEWTON MOUNT (south side), LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Windmill and Farm". Leeds City Council. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  10. ^ a b Five sails
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i Wailes, Rex (1954). The English Windmill. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. pp. p54, 94, 99, 101, 155, Plate IX. 
  12. ^ "Howley Upper Mill, dam". Leeds City Council. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "DANDY MILL, WATER LANE (east side), PONTEFRACT, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  14. ^ Major, J Kenneth (1977). The Windmills of John Wallis Titt. The International Molinological Society. 
  15. ^ "Boyle Hall, base of the windmill used for". Leeds City Council. Retrieved 19 June 2009.