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Meadow Mill

Period: Modern

NGR Easting: 226645

NGR Northing: 468064

Description: Modern corndrying kiln.

It is thought that two grain mills, rented by William Hubart 'near Castletown' and recorded in the 1511 Manorial Roll, refer to the Golden Meadow site. The existing mill buildings are more modern, and a newspaper report of 1816 would seem to confirm that they had at that time been recently constructed.

The Ordnance Survey 1:2500 mapping of 1868 shows the complex as a 'water mill (corn)'.

The two main mill buildings are arranged in a row, with the waterwheels arranged on adjacent gables. The more easterly mill, arranged over four floors and a roof-space, served as the cornmill, and still contains its equipment, although power was latterly provided by diesel for demonstration purposes. Milling ceased in 1981.

The large 19th century extension on the east gable housed a drying kiln. The kiln was on the ground floor, with a drying room above.

The mills were owned by the Moore family for c.300 years.

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Site & Monument Type: corn drying kiln

Category: National Monuments Record: Archaeological Sites [multi-site]

Site ID number: 2119.20

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