Maxstoke Mill

Description of this historic site

Maxtoke Mill, the site of a watermill which dates from the Post Medieval period. It is situated 250m north of Duke Bridge. Marked on 1st Edition as a Corn Mill.

Notes about this historic site

1 2 mills existed in Maxstoke in 1538 and information on ownership exists for 16th century, 17th century, 18th century and 19th century. The extensive buildings date from 18th century. Side wings have been added to give extra storage space on one side and accommodation for the miller on the other. The internal undershot waterwheel measures 4.8m diameter by 1.73m wide. Additional information exists on the mechanism. The sack hoisting machinery remains. In recent years, modern electrically operated machinery has been installed. It is thought that the waterwheel may be restored to working order in the near future.
2 A large dilapidated building set astride a mill race.
3 Photographed in 1977.

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