Site of Thurn Mill, 800m E of Long Lawford

Description of this historic site

The site of Thurn Mill, a watermill dating back to the Medieval period. A corn mill and fulling mill are known from documentary evidence to have existed at this site, which is located 100m east of Thurnmill Spinney.

Notes about this historic site

1 This is probably the mill at Long Lawford recorded in 1086. It stood on the bend of the river half a mile E of the village, and belonged to Pipewell Abbey from the late 12th century. A corn mill and fulling mill on the site were both destroyed by fire in 1328. ‘Thurnmille’ is mentioned in the 1530s. In 1739 three watermills are recorded in the area. No traces remain today.

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