Site of Forge Mills, Coleshill.

Description of this historic site

The site of Forge Mill, a corn mill dating to the Imperial period. It is situated west of Drayton Brick Bridge. It is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 Site of Forge Mill marked on OS map of 1887.
2 Site of Forge Mills for which the first documentary evidence is in Beighton’s Map of 1725. An archaeological evaluation in advance of construction uncovered evidence of mill buildings from the 19th -20th centuries, together with stonework that may have been part of the earlier 18th century structure. Brick and concrete floors, a brick lined trough, and two possible mill race channels survived 1.5 to 2m beneath the surface. The evaluation also identified the remains of an outbuilding to the west of the mill pond.
3 Excavation by C. Jones of Warwickshire Museum recored evidence for the 19th to 20th century corn and paper mill buildings, along with stonework that may have formed part of an earlier, possibly 18th century, mill structure. Evidence for the 20th century railway sidings which replaced the mill were also recorded.

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