Beacon Mills, Whitehaven
John Pattinson & Sons were the original owners of Beacon Mills. After World War I trading became difficult for the mill. During World War II when there was a grain shortage the mill was adapted to roll oats rather than flour. Much of this production went into Quaker Oats, who bought the mill in 1949. They ran the mill until the 1960s when they shut it down. The mill has since been demolished.
|Alternative names||Pattinson's Mills|
|Power source||Electricity, Steam|
|Mill type||Roller flour mill|
|Mill function||Corn mill, Oatmeal mill|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|NGR||NX 974 184|
- Milling (19 October 1907)
- Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, Cumberland LXVII.2 (1925)
- Shorland-Ball, Rob & Brian McGee, The roller milling revolution: Master list of researched and located mills (2013), mill no. 34
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