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Waterhouse Mills, Beetham
Waterhouse Mills
Beetham Mills
site name:-   Bela, River
locality:-   Beetham
civil parish:-   Beetham (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   water mill
locality type:-   mill
locality type:-   corn mill (ex) 
locality type:-   paper mill
coordinates:-   SD49717989
1Km square:-   SD4979
10Km square:-   SD47

BPY83.jpg  Weir on The Bela, and the back of Waterhouse Mills.
(taken 30.1.2009)  
BPY84.jpg  Back of Waterhouse Mills.
(taken 30.1.2009)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 46 7) 
placename:-  Waterhouse Mill
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Waterhouse Mill (Paper)"

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
circle with rays; water mill 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

Recorded from the 14th century, a corn mill. It became a paper mill in 1788, with a flax mill on the same site for a time. Closed for a time after Word War I, but re-opened and still operating.

Somervell, John: 1930: Water Power Mills of South Westmorland

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