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Newsletter 129 Summer 2020   Hampshire Mills Group

 

 

A Flax Mill in Romsey

 

Jeff Hawksley

 

Jeff wrote an article which was published in the Hampshire Mills Group Newsletter 91 from Winter 2010.  The article is here.

We have included a recent photo of the area and repeat the last section of his article as it describes this scene.

The corn mill continued until 1925 when it was destroyed by fire. It was replaced in 1928 by a single-storey building which also served as a classroom. A glimpse of this building can be seen today above the brick wall at the end of Abbey Water; the dome at the southern end surmounts a small chapel. It is very difficult now to visualise this peaceful corner of Romsey as a busy industrial area but that is what it was.

 

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