TA0238 : Black Mill, The Westwood

taken 1 year ago, near to Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

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Black Mill, The Westwood
Black Mill, The Westwood
Black Mill, The Westwood
Originally at least five windmills were located on the Beverley Westwood but the remains of only two survive today.
Most locals know the old windmill tower as Black Mill but actually its real name was Far Mill or Baitson’s Mill after Gilbert Baitson rebuilt it in 1803. A windmill has stood on this site since the 1650’s. After fire damage the Pasture Masters removed its working gear when the lease expired 1868.
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Westwood Pasture, Beverley :: TA0239
The Westwood is one of four pastures that are found on the edge of Beverley. The Westwood is now mainly open grassland and woodland. There is a golf course and racecourse on the Westwood.
The wellbeing of the pastures is overseen by the Pasture Masters, a group of men elected from the Freemen of Beverley each March. Although the Pasture Act of 1836 clarified the right of the Pasture Masters to administer and enforce their bylaws, it did not state who ‘owned’ the land. In 1978 the courts decided that the pastures were owned by the then Borough Council; it is now ‘owned’ by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Monday, 2 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0208 3898 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.2232N 0:27.0137W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0181 3932
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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