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FLEET MILLS, NEAR LEEDS.
From The Leeds Intelligencer. Saturday 24 September 1842.

IMPORTANT SALE OF EXCELLENT LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK. GROWING CROPS. IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY. STRONG USEFUL YOUNG DRAUGHT HORSES. WELL-BRED MILCH COWS. PIGS. STACKS OF OATS AND NEW AND OLD HAY. CAPITAL KEEL.

MESSRS. T. and W. HARDWICK beg to announce that they have received Instructions to SELL by AUCTION, on Monday the 26th Day of SEPTEMBER INST., at the Fleet Mills, near Leeds, (the Property of the late E. Wainhouse, Esq.,) ALL THE EXTENSIVE, IMPORTANT, AND VALUABLE LIVE AND DEAD STOCK AND OTHER EFFECTS, including:
 
13 STRONG USEFUL YOUNG DRAUGHT HORSES.
1 BAY MARE PONY.
1 WELL-BRED HEIFER.
1    DO.                DO.     IN CALF. (a Fat Prime Beast.)
1    DO.             MILCH COW IN CALF.
2 FINE STORE PIGS.
23 FINE LARGE BACON PIGS.
1 STACK PINE OLD HAY - about 13 Acres.
2 STACKS NEW HAY - about 30 Acres.
3 STACKS NEW OATS - about 8 Acres.
GROWING TURNIPS - about 1 Acre 1 Rood.
       Do.      POTATOES - about 1 Rood.
6 BROAD AND NARROW-WHEELED WAGGONS - (Patent Arms.)
7     Do.                   Do.               Do.      CARTS - (Patent Arms.)
1 LARGE EXCELLENT FIELD ROLLER.
13 SETS OF CAPITAL CART GEARING AND TRACES.
 
Together with a Large Quantity of Straw and Manure, Winnowing Machine, 4 Patent Weighing Machines, Stack Covers, Flour Bins, Scales and Weights, also

AN EXCELLENT KEEL. THE WHITING, 48 Feet Long, with Cabins, Hatches, Water Barrel, good Covers and Ropes, and a great Variety of other useful and most desirable Property.

Sale to commence at Eleven o'Clock In the Forenoon.
The Trains for Woodlesford start from Leeds at 6 am., and 7. 30 am. And Woodlesford is about half a Mile from the Fleet Mills.
N.B. The Stock and Property is all first-rate Character, and in excellent Condition.
 
Map of Fleet Mills taken from the Ordnance Survey published in 1852.
 
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser.
Saturday 24 December 1842.
 
TO BE LET, with immediate possession, all those WATER-POWERED MILLS, called FLEET MILLS, situate on the River Aire near Oulton-with-Woodlesford, about six miles below Leeds; together with above forty-seven acres of LAND all of which surrounds the mills, in a ring fence, and is principally in grass; and also a dwelling-house for a tenant, a house for a manager, seven cottages, barn, stables, mistals, piggeries, and other farm conveniences. These mills consist of one corn mill, containing one pair of grey stones, three pair of French stones, one dressing machine, one corn screen and fan; one oil mill, containing one pair of edge stones and two presses with kettles, oil cisterns, and seed rolls; one whiting and flint mill, containing three whiting and flint tubs; one washing tub, seven stampers, a drying kiln, a flint kiln, pumps, cisterns, &c., and ten colour or fret tubs. Fleet Mills stand about equidistant from Leeds, Wakefield, and Pontefract, and have all the advantages of water communication by the River Aire and Calder. Mr. Horn, who resides on the premises, will shew them; and further particulars may be obtained from Mr. PRIESTLEY, at the Navigation Office, in Wakefield.
 
The weir at Fleet Mills showing Water Haigh colliery's aerial ropeway for carrying muck to the slag heaps between the river and the canal. Photo by E.R. Manley.
 
One of the old water wheels.
 
Part of the derelict mill.
 
An abandoned outbuilding.
 
The derelict mill.