Fulling mill, Barrow Burn

A water-powered fulling mill in the historic county of Northumberland, England.

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The site of a medieval fulling mill, built by monks from Newminster Abbey in Morpeth between 1226 and 1244 and probably abandoned within 100 years. This was excavated between 2011 and 2014, with finds including the wheel pit, a washing area for cloth and a revetment on the bank that protected the mill machinery.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Coquet
Mill function Fulling mill
Archive ID 12399
Location Barrow Burn
Historic county Northumberland
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR NT 8653 1100
Latitude/longitude 55.39271115, -2.21420752



  • Photo: David Jones



David Jones, December 2016

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