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Water mill (Broomhaugh and Riding)

The name Riding Mill is attributed to the presence of a water mill here. A mill has probably stood on this site since the 14th century and there are documentary references from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1663 the mill was owned by Thomas Errington and it is thought that the present building dates back to this time. The mill was in working order until 1902 when it became a sawmill and was later used for other business premises. In the 1960s it was reported to be empty and in disrepair and was converted into a house in 1972.

Reference number:N10069
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Broomhaugh and Riding

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