Scarlet's Mill, Cowden

A water-powered corn mill in the historic county of Kent, England.

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Scarlet's Mill worked until c 1905 and was a small white brick and weatherboard building, with two pairs of stones and an oat crusher, driven by an outside iron 8' overshot wheel. It remained complete until c 1956 when the banks of the millpond broke and took the mill away with them. Today some of the retaining walls survive together with the pipe for the overshot wheel. This is also a very important furnace site; excavation here revealed part of the original waterwheel.

This mill had an overshot waterwheel.

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Alternative names Scarletts Mill, Upper Furnace
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Kent Water
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 8392
Location Cowden, Sevenoaks
Historic county Kent
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TQ 444 401
Latitude/longitude 51.14196300, 0.06283134



  • Alan Stoyel, Mills Archive Foundation Trustee


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