Records of Acomb Windmill

Scope and Content

This collection currently comprises a deed relating to Acomb Windmill.

Administrative / Biographical History

Acomb Windmill stood on a site near the present water-tower on Severus Hill but on the Acomb side of the boundary. It may have been damaged in the Civil War in the 17th century and appears to have fallen into disuse about this time. Holgate Mill (also referred to as Acomb Windmill) was built on a different site towards the end of the 19th century where it remains today.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Francesca Taylor, Community Collections Assistant, April 2015.

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