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Stone Mill Trowbridge

Stone Mill Trowbridge

History

The site of the mill was associated with the original Trowbridge Castle, and was used for corn or grist milling from the 16th century, and subsequently for fulling and large scale cloth manufacture. The part farthest from the road (Court Street) was built as a water-driven factory, probably late in the 18th century, while the higher section at the road end was added in 1817 when a 36 h.p. Boulton and Watt engine was fitted. The builders followed the style of the earlier mill with its flat-headed two-light windows, except for the beam engine house, distinguished by a long arched window (now altered, but still recognisable)
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Custodial Time Line - Stone Mill.

1544 Site of the original mill bought by Alexander Langford, eminent clothier
1571 Mill bought by William Rede
1602 Mill bought by the Earl of Hertford, lord of the manor
1602-1785 Series of 'life leases' granted to the Lovell, Houlton and Cooper families (all in the cloth trade) until the break up of the manor
1785 Mill bought by John Clark, very prosperous clothier
1804 Mill bequethed to Clark's niece, Mrs Harriet Walker of Redland, near Bristol
1817 Mill bought by William Webber and Daniel Strange, dyers, (who had built the immediately adjoining Brick Factory)
1831 Strange died, leaving his share of the mill to his sister, Webber's wife
1849 Whole building, including the beam engine house, let to J&T Clark for 21 years for £375 rent
1873 Mill bought for £3750 by brothers Joseph and William Walker, cloth makers trading as J.Walker and Co.
1884 William Walker became sole owner
1906 Mill bought by Samuel Salter & Co. Ltd.
1982 Mill bought by David and Clive Bond
1989 Mill bought by Hunter Tor Securities Ltd.
1998 Mill bought by Brickworth Developments Ltd.
2000 Mill bought by R.H.Tomlinssons (Trowbridge) Ltd. (T.Rothschild)
2005 Mill bought by Castlemain Developments Ltd.
2011 Mill bought by Giles UK Ltd.
2014 Mill bought by Giles Properties Ltd.


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Stone Mill 1985
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