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Re: Wickhambreaux Watermill
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 18:32:40 »
This is a fine large five storey Napoleonic brick and weatherboard building allegedly built in 1808.  In 1887 a subsidiary business of making sheet rubber was established here; at one time fourteen pairs of stones were powered by water and steam - this was later reduced to five pairs of stones. 

It stopped work in 1940 by water but electricity was used here until 1955 after which the machinery was removed.

In 1984 the mill was sold and converted into flats.

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Wickhambreaux Watermill
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 20:38:27 »
Wickham Mill is Grade II listed, it was previously a corn mill.  The water wheel is still in place but the building is now flats.

 

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