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Skidby Mill, East Yorkshire | by Iamamanc
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Skidby Mill, East Yorkshire

I took my camera for a walk today and decided to nip over to Skidby to try and get a decent shot of the mill. It was a typical Yorkshire November day, poxy, therefore I decided to stay moody and consequently used one of SkeletalMess's textures to enhance the vibe. I think if Leonard Cohen's music was a picture it would be this colour.

Anyway props to SkeletalMess and Skidby not forgetting Don Quixote cos he let me finish what I was doing before he did what he does..........


Texture details: Two were used, one is from SkeletalMess and the other is the featured one on my stream that I need identifying


"There has been a mill at Skidby (although not necessarily on the present site) since at least 1316. This would have been a primitive type of wooden post mill. The enclosure award map of 1796 shows a mill and outbuildings on the present site, but this was a wooden post mill, which was sold and moved to make way for the present five-storied brick tower mill. This was built by Norman & Smithson of Hull for a Mr Watson in 1821.

Skidby Mill is a Grade II listed building and the only working tower mill east of the Pennines. The brick tower is painted with black bitumen to help protect from damp penetration, and has a white wooden ogee cap of the Lincolnshire type, developed during the 18th century by John Smeeton of Leeds. Norman and Smithson’s date-stone can be seen in the tower immediately above the roof line of the Lower Warehouse. The Mill has three sets of grinding stones - French burr, carbon composite and Derbyshire millstone grit."

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Taken on November 28, 2009