King's Newnham Mill Around 1900

A 1900s trip down the river Avon revisited, part 13

I could find no sign of a mill here in the Domesday book. Trade directories show John Brierley as an active water miller here in 1924 but milling had ceased by 1928. When visiting the area I was directed to the site of the mill by fishermen at the ancient fish ponds nearby.

Remnants of the mill today

The mill has now been demolished, but the mill pool and a footbridge (shown in the photo) are still there. Remnants of the mill foundations and watercourse also survive plus a few bits of interesting-looking machinery.

A trip down the River Avon revisited

This is part of a series of ‘before and after’ photographs based on the Rev. E.N. Dew’s lantern slides for a talk about the Warwickshire Avon. The original photos date from around 1900 and the linked article explains the history of the photographs.

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