Possible Site of Watermill 400m S of Washford Mill

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a watermill which would have dated to the Medieval/Post Medieval period. Earthworks may represent the remains of the watermill. The location is 100m north of Washford Bridge.

Notes about this historic site

1 Possible mill site. The river was formerly braided to the S of Washford and part of the narrower W arm, recognizable on the tithe award map of 1848, survives. The land is higher beside it, especially on the ‘Holme’ or island, with a linear bank alongside on the W. The terrain is very broken and uneven. A stream following an artificial course approaches from the W but turns S to flow through a marshy area. It is tempting to envisage a former mill site here, but the area formed part of the commons before enclosure and is not known to have been under private ownership.

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