Abbey Mill, Leeds

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

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Preserved remains, most machinery. Abbey Mill was last worked in c.1922 by the Blinkhorn family; the upper two weatherboarded storeys were pulled down in c.1959 for reasons of safety, although fortunately the ragstone base survives, roofed over with much machinery. The overshot iron waterwheel, 16’ x 3’ 4” was made by Weeks of Maidstone and survives in good condition. It drove three pairs of stones on a ‘half floor or ‘mezzanine’ hursting, driven by two bevelled layshafts from the pitwheel. During demolition, the machinery from the upper floors was brought downstairs, and includes two wire machines. In the 1980’s the remains were Grade II Listed.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Tributary to Len
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 8594
Location Leeds
Historic county Kent
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TQ 82310 53117
Latitude/longitude 51.24811724, 0.61087791





Rob Cumming, May 2016


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