Upper Mill, Loose

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

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Originally a fulling mill, then a paper mill, its last use was for grinding corn, with three pairs of stones. Later, the overshot waterwheel received extra power at breast level from Leg o’ Mutton Pond. In its latter days the water power was insufficient, and a beam-engine worked in conjunction with the waterwheel. The mill closed in 1908 and has since been demolished. In the surviving wheelpit are two hydraulic rams.

This mill had an overshot waterwheel.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Loose
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 8566
Location Loose, Maidstone
Historic county Kent
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TQ 762 519
Latitude/longitude 51.23907000, 0.52277088



  • Alan Stoyel, Mills Archive Foundation Trustee


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