Vernon's Mill, Birkenhead

A electricity- and steam-powered corn mill in the historic county of Cheshire, England.

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Opened in 1899 by W Vernon and Sons, the mill was considered one of the finest and most up to date of its time. It had two separate milling plants on the Henry Simon system, with 80 rolls between them and several hundred dressing and purifying machines, all powered by a 1200 horsepower steam engine and producing 70 sacks per hour. The mill produced Vernon's brand of 'Millenium Flour'.

Vernon and Sons became part of Spillers in 1920 and the mill was mothballed in around 1935. In 1948 the mill was remodelled with Simon equipment and became known as Homepride Mill. The mill closed in 1999 and was demolished. The separate corn warehouses were converted to accomodation.

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Alternative names Homepride Mill, W Vernon and Sons’ New Flour Mills
Power source Electricity, Steam
Mill type Roller flour mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 12619
Location Birkenhead
Historic county Cheshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SJ 316 903
Latitude/longitude 53.40565000, -3.02940000




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