Powis Castle Sawmill, Powis, Welshpool

A Water powered Saw mill in the historic county of Montgomeryshire, Wales.

This Grade II* Listed mill had an overshot waterwheel. The saw-mill was probably built c1820-1830, and was water-powered from a stream taken under the Montgomeryshire Canal by an inverted syphon, and from the canal itself. The cast-iron feed trough was installed in 1844, made by R & W Jones of Ruabon. The mill was re-equipped in the 1890's, and the present horizontal saw was installed at that time (supplied by Robinson's of Rochdale): in order to accommodate it, the mill was extended with a short wing on the S side. Water-power continued to be used at the mill until 1949, when electrical power was introduced.

Full details

Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Shropshire Union Canal
Mill functions Saw mill
Archive ID 11683
Location Powis, Welshpool
Historic county Montgomeryshire
Country Wales
NGR SJ 22162 05859
Latitude 52.64490031221935
Longitude -3.1518348807092025



J Kenneth Major

Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, Montgomeryshire XXIII.11 (1902)

Historic Wales Cadw Listed Buildings

Coflein, National Monuments Record of Wales