Abbey Paper Mills, Greenfield

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

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Abbey Paper Mills were established around 1821. The mill was run by a variety of operators until 1854 when it was taken over by the London firm of Grosvenor, Chater & Co.; it was believed to be the largest paper mill in Wales at that time. Its output was high-quality writing and ledger paper, for many years using esparto grass imported from north Africa. The paper mill closed in 1982.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Holywell Stream
Mill function Paper mill
Archive ID 13152
Location Greenfield, Holywell
Historic county Flintshire
Country Wales, United Kingdom
NGR SJ 19530 77620
Latitude/longitude 53.28949638, -3.20880791




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