Flax mill, Reedness

A steam- and water-powered flax mill in the historic county of Yorkshire, England.

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According to the Howdenshire History website there used to be a flax mill next door to the old school: '[there] was a factory where they used to scutch ‘line’ or flax. The owner had put in a steam engine to run the scutching machine instead of them having to do it by hand. There had also been a large pond where the flax was soaked.' (Howdenshire History, Memories of Reedness (II) ).

The precise location is not known, but from the description above and the evidence on the 1855 OS map there is what could be a mill race, running alongside Kingdom Lane, and pond near some buildings.

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Power source Steam, Water
Mill type Watermill
River Ouse (Yorkshire)
Mill function Flax mill
Archive ID 12267
Location Reedness, West Riding of Yorkshire
Historic county Yorkshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SE 793 232
Latitude/longitude 53.69961953, -0.79937922




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