Mills and Roads

June 28th 2011 by Lesley Candal

I gather that "in the 1600's it was an offence to build mills next to roads." I wonder if anyone can help me identify where this information comes from?

Hello, I have just found your wonderful website while I was researching 2 windmills from Lympsham in Somerset.

We are a small local archaeology group, and my task was to 'write up' about the windmills here that we know of. I have found lots of info, together with the information that 'in the 1600's it was an offence to build mills next to roads.'

I wonder if you can help me identify where this information comes from as I need to put it in the bibliography at the end of my report. Unfortunately this information came to me about 3 yrs ago and I am unble to remember where I obtained it from. Hope you can help.

Yours sincerely, Lesley Candal