Monument record SYL 005 - Syleham Mill; Syleham Toll Bridge; Syleham Drabbet Company (PMed)

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Summary

Water mill, ? rebuilt (on site of Sax & Med mill?) in mid C16, following dissolution of monasteries, by miller, who purchased site and toll bridge.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2130 7917 (101m by 100m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM27NW
Civil Parish SYLEHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Water mill, ? rebuilt (on site of Sax & Med mill?) in mid C16, following dissolution of monasteries, by miller, who purchased site and toll bridge. Details with (S1)(S4) & other documentary sources. Former water mill converted to a weaving mill in 1839 from a corn mill with six pairs of stones, two wheels, 6 feet tall (S2).
`In this parish is a water and steam mill for the manufacture of linen drabbets and ready-made clothing. It belongs to the Syleham Drabbet Co' (S3). Top portion burnt down circa 1920s. Factory rebuilt on top (S1). Also Med.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): Syleham Parish Council (Miss Brown), October 1990.
  • <S2> (No record type): Wailes R, Suffolk Watermills, 1964-1965.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Barker H R. 1911. East Suffolk Illustrated. 464.
  • <S4> (No record type): Aldewell S W H, A Short History of Syleham, 1936, ms, SRO PRC 644.

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Record last edited

Oct 8 1990 12:00AM

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