Southern Wey: a guide

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    Authors & editors

    Bowles, Nick [Author]
    Kane, Martin [Author]

    Publisher River Wey Trust
    Year of publication 1988

    English (main text)

    Medium Book

    Wind & watermills by Region > England

    Scope & contentThis traces the route of the River Wey and Wey Valley between Haslemere, Liphook, Lindford, Bordon, Headley and Frensham in Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. The river between Haslemere and Headley supported over a dozen watermills. The Wey water meadows have existed since 1680 and are a distinctive part of the landscape. The Wey watermeadows have an geology of sandstone and functions through a complex arrangement of sluices, hatches and aqueducts. The book is divided into two sections. The first section examines the geology, industry, agriculture, ecology and landscape. The second section is a site gazetteer divided into different areas and guide to the river valley including mills: Lowdermill at Blackdown; Haslemere mills (Sickle mill , Shottermill, Pitfold mill, New Mill), Pophole mill that existed from c1200 to 1777; Bramshott corn mill; Passfield mill; Standford mills and Headley mill; Headley Park paper mill; Monkenmill at Dockenfield (site of a medieval fulling mill); Frensham flour mills; Barford mills. The primary industries were corn mills, iron working, paper making, cloth and related industries. Detailed maps, diagrams and sketches are provided of each area.
    KeywordsHampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Milling, Textiles, Paper, Iron & steel, Cereals, Archaeology & history

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    Accession no. 230045

    • Shelf location: C103.18
    • Donor: Tony Yoward
    • Notes: Illustrations by Kevin Davies and Nick Bowles.