Sluice and Weirs at Lucy's Mill, Stratford Upon Avon

Description of this historic site

Sluice and weirs at associated with Lucy's Mill, Stratford Upon Avon. They are known to have existed from documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 Lucy’s Mill dates back to the Anglo-Saxon period, but no visible traces of associated weirs have been discovered. A system of weirs, sluices and dams appear in records from the mid-17th century but no traces have been found as yet. The existing weirs and sluice date from the 19th century. Finds during the refurbishment included a large timber beam and two socketed stone blocks found in the river itself. The timber beam may have been from sluice gates and the blocks may have been part of a fence, both were likely to be fairly modern in date. A level of stone settings contemporary with the existing weir was discovered.