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Sarehole Mill

Hob Uid: 329268
Location :
Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham
Grid Ref : SP0988681828
Summary : A mill was documented on this site as early as 1542. The present buildings however date mostly to the 18th and 19th centuries. It originated as a corn mill and was used for metal working in the mid 18th century. By the mid 19th century it had reverted to it's original use. The mill closed in 1919. It was restored in the 1960s and re-opened as a museum.
More information : Sarehole Mill, Birmingham (131/SP 099818) Sarehole
Mill stands on the west of the River Cole at the junction of
Wake Green and Cole Bank roads, south-east of Birmingham and
about 5 miles from the city centre. A mill was known on the site
as early as 1542 but the present building and equipment are of
eighteenth- and nineteenth- century date. Matthew Boulton leased
the mill in 1755 and may have converted the machinery from corn
grinding to metal working in connection with his production of
buckles and other 'toys'. By the mid-nineteenth century the mill
had reverted to its original function and was used for corn
milling exclusively until finally closed in 1919.
As the result of an appeal the mill has been restored to working
order and is now open as a museum illustrating various aspects
of milling, agriculture grain production and English rural
pursuits. Eventually displays will include objects from the Pinto
Collection of wooden bygones appropriate to this theme. The mill
is administered by Birmingham City Museum & Art Gallery and
enquiries should be made to the Keeper of Archaeology, City
Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham. Tel: 021-235 2837. It is open
from March to November, Mondays to Fridays, 2pm to 7pm;
Saturdays, 11am to 7pm; Sundays, 2pm to 7pm. Admission, adults
10p, children 5p. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Industrial Arch Guide 1971-73, 76 (ed N Cossons & K Hudson)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Documented 1542
Monument End Date : 1542
Monument Start Date : 1542
Monument Type : Corn Mill
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Corn Mill
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Change of use mid C18
Monument End Date : 1766
Monument Start Date : 1733
Monument Type : Metal Working Site
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Change of use mid C19
Monument End Date : 1866
Monument Start Date : 1833
Monument Type : Corn Mill
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Change of use by 1970
Monument End Date : 1970
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Museum
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Closed 1919
Monument End Date : 1919
Monument Start Date : 1919
Monument Type : Corn Mill
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Restored 1960s
Monument End Date : 1961
Monument Start Date : 1960
Monument Type : Corn Mill
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 216971
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 34320
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 08 SE 9
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : LAND AT SAREHOLE MILL
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31