Information for record number MWA1604:
Site of Watermill at Preston Bagot

Summary A mill was recorded in the Domesday survey and two mills in later Medieval documents. This watermill fell into disuse in the early 17th century. The mill pond and vestiges of a leat still survive. Its location was 200m north of Warwick Road Bridge, Preston Bagot.
What Is It?  
Type: Watermill, Mill, Mill Pond, Leat
Period: Medieval - Post-Medieval (1066 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Preston Bagot
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 17 65
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 There was a mill at Preston Bagot in 1086. Two mills are recorded in 1200 and 1291 and the mills are recorded at the beginning of the 17th century. Some of the buildings of one of these mills still survive (PRN 1605). At that site the leat which fed the wheel can be traced back upstream to the site of another mill. A few traces of this mill were visible until recent years. No doubt this was the second mill which seems to have become disused early in the 17th century.
2 The mill pond is still visible at SP1765. A leat constructed of a blue type of brick was seen upstream of the mill pool for about 30m. The leat was in a considerable state of disrepair and much of it had fallen into the river. There was no trace of the mill building.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwickshire Watermills
Author/originator: Booth D T N
Date: 1978
Page Number: 83-4
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: SMW
Date: 1980
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 1726
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument POOL * A small body of water, either natural or artificial. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument MILL * A factory used for processing raw materials. Use more specific mill type where known. See also TEXTILE MILL, for more narrow terms. back
monument MILL POND * The area of water retained above a mill dam for driving a mill. back
monument LEAT * Artificial water channel, usually leading to a mill. back
monument ROAD BRIDGE * A bridge carrying a road over land or water. back
monument WATERMILL * A mill whose machinery is driven by water. back

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