Clearwater Paper Mill, Whitebrook

A steam- and water-powered paper mill in the historic county of Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Clearwater Mill was established in about 1760, making it the earliest paper mill in the Wye Valley and may have been built on the site of an earlier wireworks. The paper mill was in operation until about 1875. Clearwater mill was supplied with water power from a dam and millrace, and later by a steam engine and a water turbine. The original machinery may have been largely Hollander beaters supplying hand-operated moulds and presses, but Fourdrinier-type continuous processes were introduced in the early 19th century. The remains include the millrace, two-storey mill building, chimney, culverts, and the platforms of buildings. The remains of the mill area Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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Power source Steam, Water
Mill type Watermill
River White Brook
Mill function Paper mill
Archive ID 13166
Location Whitebrook, Trellech United
Historic county Monmouthshire
Country Wales, United Kingdom
NGR SO 53116 06774
Latitude/longitude 51.75745199, -2.67998881




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