Paper mill, Wookey

A water-powered paper mill in the historic county of Somerset, England.

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The mill was in operation in the 18th century. In the 19th century turbines were installed. Production of paper ceased in 1973 when the mill was transferred to Madame Tussauds and became part of the Wookey Hole tourist attraction.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Axe
Mill function Paper mill
Archive ID 6104
Location Wookey
Historic county Somerset
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR ST 532 478
Latitude/longitude 51.22766956, -2.67155046



  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • Buchanan, C A & R A, Industrial archaeology of central southern England (B T Batsford Ltd, 1980), p. 156
  • Item SMDN-2015.0015-05 - "Paper and papermakers round Wells"

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