Information for record number MWA1644:
Stoneythorpe Mill

Summary Stoneythorpe Mill, the remains of a watermill, probably one of two mentioned in the Domesday survey and later documents. The 18th century building is much altered. Part of the machinery remains, including the waterwheel. It is located north of the Hall.
What Is It?  
Type: Watermill, Building, Water Wheel, Mill
Period: Medieval - Industrial (1066 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Long Itchington
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 40 62
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 There were two mills in Southam in 1086. The mills are recorded again in 1291. A mill, probably on this site, is recorded in 1675 and 1683. Information on ownership exists for the 19th century. David Bellairs, the last known miller, was there from 1884-92. The mill buildings date from the 18th century, but show many signs of alterations carried out in the 19th century. The side of the mill which is visible from the nearby Manor House has been faced with brickwork and plaster, with alcoves simulating gothic doors and windows. The roof and floors of the building have gone. Part of the machinery, including the waterwheel, remains. It is a breast-shot wheel, about 3m in diameter and 2.1m wide. Beside the mill and a short distance away are stables and cart sheds.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwickshire Watermills
Author/originator: Booth D T N
Date: 1978
Page Number: 83-4
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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 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 MANOR HOUSE * The principal house of a manor or village. back
monument FLOOR * A layer of stone, brick or boards, etc, on which people tread. Use broader site 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 MACHINERY * Apparatus used for applying a mechanical force, or to perform a particular function. Use more specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument CART SHED * A building used for housing, and protecting from the weather, carts, waggons and farm implements, often open-fronted. back
monument STABLE * A building in which horses are accommodated. back
monument SIGN * A board, wall painting or other structure displaying advice, giving information or directions back
monument WATERMILL * A mill whose machinery is driven by water. back
monument WATER WHEEL * A structure associated with forges, watermills, water-powered factories, etc. back

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