Alton Mill, Alton

A water-powered colour mill and corn mill and flint mill and paper mill and saw mill and wire mill in the historic county of Staffordshire, England.

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There was a corn mill on this site from the late 12th century, belonging to Croxden Abbey. In 1708 it was bought by the Earl of Shrewsbury, and from 1734 used to make brass wire and pins by Thomas Patten & Co. In 1828 wire production moved to a new mill at Oakamoor, and Alton Mill was used variously as a flint mill, paper mill and colour mill. After WWI it became a saw mill, before closing in c 1932. The three water wheels were removed during WWII and the building was used as a cafe and then a petrol station.

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Alternative names Old Wire Mill
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Churnet
Mill function Colour mill, Corn mill, Flint mill, Paper mill, Saw mill, Wire mill
Archive ID 13091
Location Alton
Historic county Staffordshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SK 0716 4264
Latitude/longitude 52.98114038, -1.89468513




Steve Allen, January 2018.


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