Old Mill, Tonge

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

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The mill is Grade II Listed and has been converted to houses, no machinery. A plaque "R.H. 1759" gives us the probable building date for this mill; it is a large five-storey brick and weatherboard building which forms a continuous range with the mill house and former granary. No machinery survives but the wheel arch can be seen which probably housed a breastshot wheel of some size, and a bin remains upstairs in the loft. It was converted into a house in 1837 in favour of a new and superior site across the road where the new mill stands; it is not doubtful as to whether both mills ever ran in conjunction. The building is maintained in excellent condition, the way body has twisted with age gives it a charming 'quaint' appearance.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Tributary to The Swale
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 8623
Location Tonge
Historic county Kent
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TQ 93443 63597
Latitude/longitude 51.33898800, 0.77339200




Rob Cumming, May 2016


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