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Wind Oil Mill - Gillingham
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 16:33:33 »
On the 1832 boundary map there is an oil mill clearly indicated. I can't find any reference to it and it isn't on any other map before or after this one, so it looks like it wasn't in use for very long. It's marked position would I believe place it somewhere within the circle on the modern view, just south of where Burnt Oak Farm used to be. The other mill on the map is likely to be Stedman's, although according to Coles Finch it wasn't moved here until 1839.


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