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Milnthorpe Mill, Milnthorpe
Milnthorpe Mill
Bela Mill
site name:-   Bela, River
locality:-   Milnthorpe
civil parish:-   Milnthorpe (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   mill
locality type:-   water mill
locality type:-   corn mill
locality type:-   textile mill (spinning) 
locality type:-   paper mill
coordinates:-   SD49458131
1Km square:-   SD4981
10Km square:-   SD48

BUN47.jpg (taken 6.5.2011)  

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

A mill about here was given to St Mary's Abbey, York, by Ivo de Tailebois, 1094. The Archbishop of York, William Booth, granted it to Heversham church, 1460. The mill was a corn mill, and was later a spinning mill for flax, hemp, wool and cotton.

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

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