Keys to the Past

Bardon Mill woollen mill and fireclay works (Henshaw)

In about 1800 this was a water-powered woollen mill but unfortunately all the milling equipment was destroyed by a fire in 1876. Two years later, in 1878, the present building was built by Errington Reay and Company as a pipeworks and it is now used as a pottery for gardenware. Some elements of its former use still survive, such as a water wheel, stationary steam engine bed and kilns.

Reference number:N6857
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Henshaw

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