Tyne & Wear HER: 740

Billy Mill, North Shields


Billy Mill is an area of North Shields, historically the site of a windmill. The mill was documented in 1320 in a grant by Henry Faukes to Tynemouth Priory in which it was called Billing's Mill. The mill was rebuilt in 1597-99 with timber the Tyne valley and mill-stones from Barnard Castle. The mill was rebuilt in stone in 1760, but was in ruins by the early 20th century.[1] The ruins of the windmill were demolished in September 1967 when the Billy Mill roundabout on the Coast Road was doubled in size, from 60ft diameter to 110ft.[2] The Billy Mill roundabout was replaced with traffic lights at the junction on the 30th of August 2016, as part of a scheme to improve the Coast Road.[3]

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Tyne and Wear HER(740): Billy Mill
- "The earliest reference to the mill is a grant by Henry Faukes to Tynemouth Priory in 1320 when it was called Billing's Mill. With the other possessions of the ...

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Billy Mill celebrates 100 years of the roundabout
- "THE traffic roundabout is 100 years old this year. The first British roundabout was built in Letchworth Garden City in Hertforshire in 1909. Tynemouth County Borough Surveyor proposed that a ...

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Coast Road
- Newcastle to Tynemouth road (A1058)
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Billy Mill roundabout to be removed this weekend in next phase of Coast Road works
- Chronicle Live: 26 AUG 2016. "From Saturday the North Tyneside junction will operate under temporary signals as the next phase in the £7.2m improvement scheme begins...."

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