Information for record number MWA1443:
Site of Needle Mill 300m W of Oversley Mill

Summary The possible site of a needle mill, a watermill which was in use for the manufacture of needles during the Imperial period. It was situated 300m west of Oversley Mill.
What Is It?  
Type: Needle Mill, Watermill, Mill
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Arrow
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 08 56
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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Source Number  

1 In 1804 it was proposed to build a needle mill at the quarry at Arrow, sufficient for four pointing and six scouring benches. The water power was to be derived from a new cut to convey the water out of Spittle Brook. This is thought to have been the mill known as Rock mill which was replaced by a pumping station later in the 19th century (MWA5207).
2 Included in Gazetteer.

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: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Industrial Archaeology of the Lower Arrow Valley, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Saville G E
Date: 1979
Page Number:
The site of a needle mill in Arrow
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1979
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument BENCH * A long seat, usually made of stone or wood, with or without a back. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. 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 INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument NEEDLE MILL * A mill or works where needles were manufactured. back
monument WATERMILL * A mill whose machinery is driven by water. back
monument QUARRY * An excavation from which stone for building and other functions, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc. back
monument PUMPING STATION * A waterworks pumping station. back

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