Goulter's Mill Farm, Burton

A water-powered farm mill in the historic county of Wiltshire, England.

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The ownership of the mill from the late 1700s to about 1820 is recorded in documents held by Wiltshire Archives. The mill was occupied by George Roach (d 1763) and the lease was left in his will to his niece, Elizabeth Goulter (1749-1822) and her husband John Goulter (1748-1835). It was leased from Lord Chedworth. The Goulter’s children were Mary Maria (b 1776) and John (b 1782). In 1820 John Goulter sub-let the property for 14 years to William Gay.

John and Elizabeth did not live at the property; they were at Petty France running the Beaufort Arms inn. It is not known what happened to the remainder of the lease after John Goulter’s death in 1835, but it may have then transferred to his daughter or another member of the family.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River By Brook
Mill function Farm mill
Archive ID 6361
Location Burton
Historic county Wiltshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR ST 832 791
Latitude/longitude 51.51057400, -2.24347200



  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • Wiltshire & Swindon Archives - 1171/217 - Clients’ papers of Spackman, Dale and Hood, Solicitors etc. 10 – Title Deeds. 18 – Nettleton.
  • “Mills for sale” (Mill News, 86, January 2001)


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