Arden Mill, Bredbury

A water-powered corn mill and gunpowder mill and paper mill in the historic county of Cheshire, England.

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This mill was originally a corn mill, but by 1852 it had been converted to a paper mill and was owned by Heywood, Higginbottom, Smith and Co who manufactured wallpaper. Two water turbines were installed. In 1917 the mill was requisitioned by the government for the manufacture of cordite but was destroyed by a large explosion before it began production.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Tame
Mill function Corn mill, Gunpowder mill, Paper mill
Archive ID 13525
Location Bredbury
Historic county Cheshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SJ 926 933
Latitude/longitude 53.43706897, -2.11181876




Lucy Alexander, January 2019


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