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IoE Number: 72299
Photographer: Mr Gordon Furness
Date Photographed: 18 November 2002
Date listed: 13 December 1985
Date of last amendment: 13 December 1985
Grade II

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NY 02 NWWORKINGTONSCHOOSE6/74Windmill, adjoiningbarns, gatehouse andcurtain wall

NY 02 NW WORKINGTON SCHOOSE 6/74 Windmill, adjoining barns, gatehouse and curtain wall G.V. II Windmill, barn, gatehouse and curtain wall. Circa 1800 for John Christian Curwen. Calciferous sandstone rubble with flush quoins, some walls with battlemented parapets and angle pilasters. Mostly under corrugated asbestos roofs. 5-storey windmill and adjoining large 2-storey barn with single-storey extensions, linked to other farm buildings by polygonal mock curtain wall to right and rectangular mock 2-storey gatehouse to left, enclosing a courtyard on 3 sides. Windmill has tapering doorways on 5 levels and small tapering side windows, all in stone surrounds. All floors and sails removed. Barn has gable bridge-ramp entrance and slit vents on 3 levels. Adjoining mock curtain wall has blocked segmental arch with flanking cross vents and battlemented parapet. Gatehouse has segmental archway under cross and lancet vents under battlemented parapets. Lower sheds linking with windmill range, have a series of segmental arches. Forms part of a model farm. John Christian Curwen said in his presidential address to the Workington Agricultural Society, 1809 "the choice was between a fire engine and a windmill. The expense was nearly equal. The fire engine the more certain but the more dangerous. This decided me in favour of the windmill. I can by this machine dress in two hours as much or more than employed four horses a whole day and I expect to thresh only on wet days when I have no other work ... the expense has been very considerable and perhaps greater than was necessary. The machine is well constructed and calculated to perform a great deal of business and does credit to the architect, Mr Dunn of Coldstream." See Transactions Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, lxxii, pp133-136.

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