Water and Steam Mills of Northamptonshire and the birth of a flourishing flour milling industry
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group|
|Year of publication||2022|
|Scope & content||Publisher: |
This book details the heritage of more than 150 traditional water and steam mills along the Nene and other county rivers, once used to undertake a variety of processes including corn grinding, fulling of cloth, and producing paper. It explains the evolution of mills and milling technology in Northamptonshire from Victorian times, resulting in a modern flour industry such that today the county produces more than 25% of the flour in the UK.
The county’s lost milling industries, including early cotton spinning at Northampton and the mill that produced the paper for Britain’s first postage stamps, are described. A complete gazetteer of water and steam mills sites in Northamptonshire is also included.
Accession no. 231802
- Shelf location: C103.21-HOW
- Donor: The author