Foots Cray Mill, Foots Cray

A Water powered Paper mill and Silk mill in the historic county of Kent, England.

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Footscray Silk Mill was established by a Frenchman, Benjamin Harenc, c 1775, and was later converted to the manufacture of paper. The building was a large weatherboarded structure straddling the river, with an overshot waterwheel. In the twentieth century it functioned as a laundry, and was demolished in 1929.

Full details

Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Cray
Mill functions Paper mill, Silk mill
Archive ID 11046
Location Foots Cray
Historic county Kent
Country England
NGR TQ 47547 70965
Latitude 51.41855667859994
Longitude 0.12042850831119267



Alan Stoyel, Mills Archive Foundation Trustee

Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database

Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Kent VIII (1870)


Rob Cumming