Possible Watermill to W of Church, Ashow

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Medieval watermill is suggested by documentary evidence. The site lies to the west of the church at Ashow.

Notes about this historic site

1 There were said to be two mills at Ashow in 1086. Documentary evidence appears to indicate that one mill was located at approximately SP3270.
2 Beighton shows what appears to be a watermill further down the river, but on the opposite bank which could indicate he meant one of the two mills at Bericote.
3 It is not known if all these mills operated simultaneously, and a possible site of the other Ashow mill could be at above grid reference as the river current is quite swift here, providing the river hasn’t drastically altered its course.

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