Oakenholt Paper Mill, Oakenholt

A water-powered paper mill in the historic county of Flintshire, Wales.

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In 1870 McCorquodale founded the North Wales Paper Company Ltd in a new mill built on the site of Oakenholt Corn Mill. Production started in 1871 using straw and esparto as raw materials, but these were soon replaced by chemical wood pulp. In 1880 a second papermaking machine was installed and in 1891 the Company decided to install their own caustic soda plant as the market price was considered too high. The works continued to expand and develop in response to market demand and improving technology. In 2000, the mill was taken over by a Swedish company, SCA, and continues in operation.

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Alternative names North Wales Paper Company Ltd
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Lead Brook
Mill function Paper mill
Archive ID 13151
Location Oakenholt, Flint
Historic county Flintshire
Country Wales, United Kingdom
NGR SJ 262 715
Latitude/longitude 53.23588900, -3.10581200




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