Site of Ford Mill, Bishops Tachbrook

Description of this historic site

The site of Ford Mill, for which there is documentary evidence from the Medieval period to the early Imperial period. Traces of the head race are still visible. The site is in Warwick Castle Park, on the north side of New Waters.

Notes about this historic site

1 In 1086 there were two mills at Bishops Tachbrook but nothing is known of these after the 16th century. Ford Mill stood some distance downstream from the probable site of these and is first mentioned in 1185. By 1608 it was said to be considerably decayed but continued to operate until 1765, having been restored three years previously. The mill was demolished in 1765 and the site was flooded by the lake known as New Waters in 1788. Traces of the headrace can still be seen on the N bank of the lake.
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