Windmill, Stoke Prior
This tower mill was originally a corn mill that became disused. In 1830 a well known alkali manufacturer, William Gossage, used the building in experiments with chemical effluent. He used the mill to design a method of filtering the effluent created by from the process of making alkali. He packed the tower with brushwood and vented the effluent into the building. This process was successful, and became the basis for Gossage Towers, which he later patented and were used throughout Leblanc factories.
|Mill type||Tower mill|
|Mill functions||Corn mill|
|NGR||SO 943 673|
Gregory, Roy, The Industrial Windmill in Britain (Phillimore, 2005) p 139