Tiny Grain Mill

Published: 19 Jan 2022

We were looking over some old Ordnance Survey maps when we spotted a small building labelled "Mill". We took a drive out to the location to see if there was any evidence of the building.

We were pleasantly surprised to see the building was still there and it appears a be getting looked after by a local property owner. On location, we were able to see the watercourse that once powered the mill wheel,  the mill lead and a small walled pond that would have been used for water storage. The main framework of the wheel was still there mounted on it's pivot.

One surprising discovery was a rather tall chimney adjacent to the main mill building. This may indicate that the mill had later been converted to run on steam power rather than water power.

This is certainly the smallest mill building we have ever seen, although it must have been very efficient and productive to have been worthy of the steam upgrade.

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