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Colton Mill on Bullerthorpe Lane adjacent to Junction 46 of the M1

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Colton Mill on Bullerthorpe Lane adjacent to Junction 46 of the M1
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2000. Colton Mill became a listed building in 1970 and was originally worked with sails until the middle of the 19th Century. Thereafter, it became known as Swillingtom Steam Corn Mill and operated until 1940. It is one of the few surviving windmills in Leeds. The others are located at Potternewton, Seacroft, Kippax and Aberford.

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
When this photograph was taken, these three buildings had been classified as being 'Listed' for thirty years. They appear to have been somewhat neglected, and no doubt there would have been developers, chomping at their bits and straining at their leashes in the hope that the structures might have become unsafe, and in danger of being put onto 'The At Risk Register'. Fortunately, someone had the guts and determination to bring these buildings back to life, as it were. Not as a working mill, but as a dwelling. There must have been many structural 'obstacles' to overcome, but the end result speaks volumes. It also tells us that whoever was responsible, they must have had some empathy for the history and heritage here. I would imagine that most people would agree, if they saw these buildings today.

Date:
08-Feb-2016

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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