Steam Mill, Market Street, Polesworth

Description of this historic site

A steam mill which was built during the Imperial period for the purpose of grinding corn. It was situated on the western side of Market Street, Polesworth.

Notes about this historic site

1 Formerly steam mill of Messrs Mallaby and Alkin. Grain was brought by canal and by road. Horses were stabled at the back, in the Old Salt House. 1872: Warehouse burnt down and rebuilt. 1910: Mill closed. Machinery moved to Sheepy Mill. 1912 (September): Opened as a cinema. Porch with projection room added. 1956 (October): Closed. Later re-opened as a soft drinks factory. The complex consists of two blocks of building, gable end to the road. Many blocked and new windows.
2 Noted.

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