Hickling towermill was built in 1818 and had an 8 storey tarred tower that was substantially constructed with brickwork of 30 inches thickness at the base. The tower was 60 feet to the curb and 71 feet to the cap ridge. The mill stood back from the road, alone in a field. Unusually, for aesthetic reasons, the windows were all built one above the other and in order not to detract from the overall strength of the tower, 13 of the 28 windows between the 1st and 7th floors were false. A bake office was being operated on the premises by the 1860s.