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Burnt Mill

Period: Modern

NGR Easting: 239350

NGR Northing: 477400

Description: Modern watermill.

Early 19th century newspapers advertise the sale of land on which a ruined mill was standing 'at the further end of the sand' (meaning the north end of Douglas Bay); included in the sale are 'also the dam and remaining walls of the said mill'.

From this it is clear that the mill was water-powered. The precise site of the mill and millpond are unknown, although the source of power can only have been from what is now named Summerhill Glen.

The newspaper references (Manks Advertiser, 1812-1814) are confirmed by the will of Robert Heywood dated 1808 which refers to the 'ground of burnt mill near the shore', and for much of the 19th century the adjacent track, now a road, was known as Burnt Mill Hill (now Summerhill).

The grid reference is placed below the cliff line, in line with the stream, which is now culverted for much of its lower course.

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Site & Monument Type: watermill

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

Site ID number: 2244.10

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