Building record MYO52 - Mill Hill, Deighton


At Deighton there was a windmill in 1447, (fn. 78) and presumably also in the later 16th century, when Mill field was first mentioned. It no doubt stood on the prominent mound known as the Plump, which was shown in Mill field in 1619 (fn. 79) and still remained in 1972. The use of Mill field as an alternative name for West field in the 17th century and later suggests a second mill site, and the name Mill Hill survives in that area. On one or other of the sites stood a windmill said in the 1680s to have been 'erected within memory', (fn. 80) and repairs to a windmill were recorded in 1690. (fn. 81) (From: 'Escrick', A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 3: Ouse and Derwent wapentake, and part of Harthill wapentake (1976), pp. 17-28. URL: Date accessed: 10 August 2009.)


Grid reference SE 6249 4369 (point)
Map sheet SE64SW
Civil Parish Deighton, City of York, North Yorkshire


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Aug 10 2009 3:58PM


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