Tutsham Mill, West Farleigh
Ruins, some machinery. Tutsham Mill is the only surviving oil mill of a handful in Kent. It was built in 1808 and said to have been designed by Rennie. In 1885 it was burnt down while working and most of the machinery removed probably for the war effort. However the remains are particularly interesting to the industrial archaeologist, consisting of a large three-storey brick façade and the remains of a U-shaped building in which are remains of machinery and a pit which is possibly for a large turbine thought to be still in existence buried under silt. In 2007, the impressive façade was unrecogniseable due to vegetation growth.
|Mill function||Oil mill|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|NGR||TQ 70896 53019|
- Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
- Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Kent XLII (1870)
Rob Cummings, May 2016
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