Ponders End Mills, Enfield

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A watermill and roller flour mill in the historic county of Middlesex, England.

A mill at Enfield is mentioned in the Domesday book. An Act of Parliament of 1650 provided for the building of a new mill, then known as Flanders Mill; parts of this building are believed to still survive.

By the mid 19th century the mill was being run by a Mr Young, who later went into partnership with G R Wright. After Young's death the business became G R Wright and Sons. At this time the mill had two breastshot wheels and seven pairs of stones; by the early years of the 20th century, roller mills had been installed, and the mill was one of the first to adopt electricity as its power source in 1909. The mill has been successively modernised and expanded and remains a working mill under the management of the Wright family.

Full details

Alternate names Enfield Mill, Flanders Mill
Power source Electricity, Water
Mill type Roller flour mill, Watermill
River Lea
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 12272
Location Enfield
Historic county Middlesex
Country England
Postcode EN3 4TG
NGR TQ 3622 9555
Latitude 51.64230766566285
Longitude -0.03262757214030465

Location

Sources

Shorland-Ball, Rob & Brian McGee, The roller milling revolution: Master list of researched and located mills (2013), mill no. 127

Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, Middlesex VII.8 (1896)

G R Wright & Sons Ltd, The story of a family business (G R Wright & Sons Ltd, no date)

Wright, Lindy, The history of G R Wright and Sons Limited flour millers, 1070-1970 (unpublished, 1970)

Contributors

Mark Berry, May 2016