Mobberley Mill, Mobberley

A steam- and water-powered corn mill and cotton mill and silk mill in the historic county of Cheshire, England.

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A corn mill is recorded on this site as early as 1615. By 1788 a cotton mill had been built alongside the corn mill. In the 1860s it was converted into a silk mill for the manufacture of Albert crepe, a fabric used for mourning clothes after the death of Prince Albert. The mill had ceased work by 1888, when equipment was advertised for sale. It was demolished in 1891 and the pond later drained.

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Power source Steam, Water
Mill type Watermill
River Mobberley Brook
Mill function Corn mill, Cotton mill, Silk mill
Archive ID 4327
Location Mobberley
Historic county Cheshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SJ 79020 79649
Latitude/longitude 53.31305021, -2.31687478



  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • Bott, O, "Cornmill Sites in Cheshire 1066-1850 Part II-Gazetteer of Sites recorded 1087-1485" (Cheshire History, 11, Summer 1983, pp. 52-65)
  • Norris, J Harold, "The water-powered corn mills of Cheshire" (Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, 75-6, 1965-6, pp. 33-71), p. 67
  • Norris, J Harold, Water-powered corn mills of Cheshire (Lancs & Ches Antiquarian Soc, 1969), p. 67
  • Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Cheshire XXVII (1882)


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