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