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List of windmills in West Yorkshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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


Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Aberford Barkeston Mill 1216[1] 1216[1]
Aberford Hicklam Mill
SE 434 359
Tower 18th century[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
Brownhill Windmill - Windmill Lane (geograph 2888072).jpg
Bramham Bramham Mill
SE 432 433
Tower 18th century[4] Windmill World
Bramham tower mill, West Yorkshire - - 473880.jpg
Darrington Darrington Mill
SE 474 199
Tower Late 18th or early 19th century[5] Windmill World
Darrington Mill.jpg
Howden Howden Brickworks Pump
SE 250 280
Tower Windmill World
Kippax Kippax Mill
SE 426 299
Tower 18th century[6] Windmill World
Kippax Mill (geograph 2301348).jpg
Knottingley Knottingley Mill
SE 500 230
Tower Windmill World
Leeds Colton Mill
SE 376 330
Tower Mid-18th century[7] Windmill World
Leeds Potternewton Mill
SE 296 365
Tower Late 18th century[8] Windmill World
Leeds Whin Moor Mill<br/>Seacroft Mill<br/>SWillington Mill[9]
SE 359 364
Tower Windmill World
Leeds Flint Mill[10][11] 1758[11] 1774[11]
Morley Morley Mill[12]
Pontefract Dandy Mill<br/>Boreas Union Mill
SE 468 230
Tower 1819[13] Windmill World
Dandy Mill, Pontefract.jpg
South Kirkby Kirkby Mill
SE 4438 1035
Tower 1854
Kirkby Mill at South Kirkby, West Yorkshire, England.jpg
Upton Upton Mill
SE 474 139
Tower Windmill World
Upton tower mill, West Yorkshire - - 473874.jpg
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]


  • 1772 T Jeffereys
  • 1775 Jackson
  • 1829 A Bryant
  • 1854 Ordnance Survey
  • 1855 Ordnance Survey


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.


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.


  1. ^ a b c d "A Couple of Tours Through Elmet". Old Tykes. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
  2. ^ Historic England. "HICKLAM MILL, MAIN STREET (east off), LOTHERTON CUM ABERFORD, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE (1300610)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Barwick, Windmill, Postcard". Leeds City Council. Retrieved 19 June 2008.
  4. ^ Historic England. "WINDMILL, WINDMILL ROAD (east side), BRAMHAM CUM OGLETHORPE, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE (1200606)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  5. ^ Historic England. "DARRINGTON WINDMILL, MOOR LANE (east off), DARRINGTON, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE (1212102)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  6. ^ Historic England. "WINDMILL APPROXIMATELY 30 METRES WEST OF MILL FARMHOUSE, LONGDIKE LANE LS25 (north off), GARFORTH, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE (1237402)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  7. ^ Historic England. "COLTON MILL AT COLTON MILL FARM, BULLERTHORPE LANE (west side), LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE (1255798)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  8. ^ Historic England. "THE ROUND HOUSE, POTTERNEWTON MOUNT (south side), LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE (1375492)". National Heritage List for England. 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. 54, 94, 99, 101, 155, Plate IX.
  12. ^ "Howley Upper Mill, dam". Leeds City Council. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  13. ^ Historic England. "DANDY MILL, WATER LANE (east side), PONTEFRACT, WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE (1313271)". National Heritage List for England. 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.
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