Elm View Mill, Westerham

A Water powered Corn mill in the historic county of Kent, England.

Poster Image

Elm View Mill was a three storey, white painted brick and ragstone structure, probably dating from the late 18th century. It was frequently co-owned with Spring Shaw Mill during its working life, and fell into disuse much later in 1907, when it the waterwheel was commandeered as the power source for a pumping station. The structure was damaged by shell-fire in the Second World War, and when H E Simmons visited it in the late 1940s it was devoid of all machinery except for the iron overshot 12' wheel and pitwheel. In 1960 the structure was partially demolished, and was cleared over the next few years, leaving only a pile of rubble, although a retaining wall in ragstone survived.

Full details

Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Darent
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 8394
Location Westerham, Sevenoaks
Historic county Kent
Country England
NGR TQ 444 536
Latitude 51.263275
Longitude 0.06825848400001178

Location

Sources

Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database

Contributors

Rob Cumming, May 2016