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1671 - 1759: The Early Mills

The first written evidence of the mill occurs in 1671 when it is described as 'in a ruinous condition'.

However by 1702 William Jackson was paying rates of 2/- for it.

From then on references are frequent though it has not been possible to disentangle the confusion arising from the fact that a second mill (a wooden post mill) was standing on the other side of the road.

Mills 1850c