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Summary:Otter Mill began life as a worsted mill and factory in 1796, when a water wheel 5.5m in diameter worked forty seven spinning frames. The power source was the River Otter, from which water was diverted through a man-made leat to rejoin the main course through a circular tumbling wheel, now believed to be one of the only two of its kind in the country. By 1876 silk was being produced there. In 1890 it was a brush factory. In the early 1900s it was a bottling plant for mineral water, and other products included paper bags, letterpress and copper-plate printing, electrotyping and lithography, collars and shirts. Used as stores and billets by the War Dep during the war. Now Ottermill Switchgear Ltd.

Associated Monuments (2)

MDV10340Ottery Factory, Ottery St. Mary (Building)
MDV10322The Chanter's House, Ottery St Mary (Building)