Site of Medieval Watermill to E of Brandon Castle

Description of this historic site

The site of a Medieval/Post Medieval watermill which is known from documentary evidence. It was situated to the east of Brandon Castle.

Notes about this historic site

1 In 1086 a mill was recorded at Brandon. This seems to have been the mill at Stratton, called ‘Perimulne’, which was given to Combe Abbey by Robert de Chetwode and his wife. A charter of Nicholas son of Bertram de Verdon, of the early 13th century gave permission to the monks to repair the breaches of the mill pond of Perimulne whereof ‘one of the breaches was between the ditch of my castle of Brandon and my meadow of Sprowsam and the other was at the old pond-bay’. Just W of Brandon Bridge there is a a sluice and a water-leat which originally supplied the moat of the castle, near whose SW angle it expands into a pond and then continues to re-enter the Avon where Wolston Mill still stands. The mill and millpond are recorded in 1227 and the mill in 1279 and 1423. Perrie Mill is recorded in 1605.
2 No surface indications.

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