Town Mill, Sawbridgeworth

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

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A watermill and roller flour mill in the historic county of Hertfordshire, England.

Built in the 18th century and rebuilt and converted to steam power in 1880, the mill was owned for many years by the Burton family. It originally had eight pairs of stones, and later was fitted with roller mills. A water turbine was introduced in 1904.

The mill was bought by Garfield Weston in 1962 and ceased work in 1970 before being burnt down in 1977.

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Alternative names Burton's Mill
Power source Electricity, Steam, Water
Mill type Roller flour mill, Watermill
River Stort
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 7938
Location Sawbridgeworth
Historic county Hertfordshire
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TL 4863 1515
Latitude/longitude 51.81523204, 0.15470232




  • Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
  • Howes, Hugh, Wind, water and steam: The story of Hertfordshire's mills (University of Hertfordshire Press, 2016), p. 117


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