Greensmith's Mill, Hilton

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

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The mill belonged to T C Greensmith & Co. Originally a water powered corn mill, it moved to roller milling and steam power. After closure in the mid 20th century it was converted into a house.

A fire in November 1884, that broke out in the elevator head, was prevented because buckets of water were kept at the mill. This practice was praised by Mr J H Chatterton, a man known in insurance circles in 1885.

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Alternative names Hilton Mill
Power source Steam, Water
Mill type Roller flour mill, Watermill
River Hilton Brook
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 5997
Location Hilton
Historic county Derbyshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SK 2424 3046
Latitude/longitude 52.87113910, -1.64120396



  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, Derbyshire LIII.12 (1881)
  • Shorland-Ball, Rob & Brian McGee, The roller milling revolution: Master list of researched and located mills (2013), mill no. 35
  • The Finance Chronicle and Insurance Circular (2 February 1885)
  • “Mills for sale” (Wind and Watermill Section Newsletter, 51, April 1992)


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