Baskerville’s Paper Mill, Birmingham

A Wind powered Paper mill in the historic county of Warwickshire, England.

The mill was built c. 1748 by John Baskerville (a famous printer at the time) to be used as a paper mill. The mill was converted into a mausoleum for Mr Baskerville upon his death c. 1789.

Full details

Power source Wind
Mill type Tower mill
Mill functions Paper mill
Archive ID 13768
Location Birmingham
Historic county Warwickshire
Country England
NGR SP 064 807
Latitude 52.424859215051136
Longitude -1.9072424492126174



Gregory, Roy, The Industrial Windmill in Britain (Phillimore, 2005) p 139 

McKenna, Joseph, Windmills of Birmingham and the Black Country (KAF Brewin Books, 1986).

ed. W B Stephens, 'Economic and Social History: Mills', in A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7, the City of Birmingham (London, 1964), pp. 253-269.