Chew Mills, Keynsham

A water-powered colour mill and corn mill and emery mill and fulling mill in the historic county of Somerset, England.

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This was a fulling mill then a grain mill from 1533. By 1705, it was used for brass battery manufacture until the 1870s. In the 1880s, the mill was used for the production of emery cloths and glass papers. In the 1890s, it used to process ochre for the paint industry. There were four undershot waterwheels here in the 19th century. Later preserved as a feature in the town’s Memorial Park.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Chew
Mill function Colour mill, Corn mill, Emery mill, Fulling mill
Archive ID 6200
Location Keynsham
Historic county Somerset
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR ST 6566 6855
Latitude/longitude 51.41488521, -2.49516372




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