Site of Watermill, Mill Pool and Dam

Description of this historic site

The site of a watermill, mill pond and dam which were in use during the Medieval period, though it probably ceased to be used during either the 1400s or 1500s. It was located 250m east of the church, Rowington.

Notes about this historic site

1 Field work suggests a mill and mill pond existed, being triangular in shape, to the east of Rowington Church and west of Foxbrook Farm, in the valley bottom. The site of the mill is thought to be adjacent to or on the site of Foxbrook Farm, though no structural evidence has been found for a Medieval mill. The embanked edges of the mill pond, however, are still clearly defined especially to the south. Where the Birmingham to Warwick Road crosses the valley a dam exists which formerly would have held up the water. Fox Brook and other streams fed the pond, though it was probably never very deep. It was probably drained in the 15th or 16th century having fallen out of use.

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