Site of Possible Windmill at Ely Street

Description of this historic site

There is documentary and place name evidence to suggest that this may have been the site of a mill used to crush seeds for oil during the Medieval period. Ely Street takes its name from 'Eale Mill'.

Notes about this historic site

Site of possible Medieval windmill.

1 Ely Street takes its present name from ‘Eale Mill’, presumably used for crushing seeds for oil. This was probably the ‘Ullemylle’ recorded in 1407. Further references exist to the mill and those who worked in the mill in the C15. It is last mentioned, as a malting mill, in 1599.

More from Mills