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Monument record MDR3117 - Bonsall Corn Mill (remains of) and mill pond, Bonsall

Type and Period (3)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

There are references to a watermill at Bonsall in 1464 and 1508 and there is also reference to Mulne Field in 1251. (1) Bonsall Mill, SK 284 574. There were clearly corn mills in the Bonsall area and vestiges of a mill can still be found. A Victorian painting 'A Mill in Bonsall Dale' by John Glover, has been examined and shows a derelict waterwheel and some millstones outside a stone building. Millers were Isaac Biddulph and Robert Clay in 1835, and Biddulph Brothers in 1887. (2) The end wall and residual remains of the former corn mill still stand [1997]. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 3383. 3383.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Gifford, A. 1999. Derbyshire Watermills: Corn Mills.. A11, p. 29.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales. p. 11.



Grid reference Centred SK 28 57 (158m by 85m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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