Shipston Mill

Description of this historic site

The site of Shipston Mill, a Medieval watermill. The existing building dates to the Imperial period and has been converted to a hotel. It is located 100m south east of the library.

Notes about this historic site

1 A mill is recorded in 1086 and 1240. Information on ownership exists for the 19th century and early 20th century. The mill closed c1930. Since closure the mill buildings have been converted into a hotel. A three storey brick building dating from the 18th century and with a centrally placed lucam. The internal undershot waterwheel and all the machinery were removed when the mill closed. The watercourses to the wheel are intact, with the remains of the bypass sluice beside the mill.
3 The mill race is on the W side of the river Stour. It is now a stagnant backwater. The millpond has been silting up since the mid 19th century.
4 The mill at Shipston-on-Stour was worth 10s in 1086, and in 1240 its value was the same. There is no mill mentioned in the valor of the manor taken in 1535. At the present day there is a corn-mill in the town on the River Stour.

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