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Blackland Mill

Blackland Mill Date Photo Taken c.1903
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It is likely that there was a mill on this site in the 13th century or earlier. The mill was rebuilt in three stages in c.1800 to incorporate the mill, a mill house and a detached granary. This mill had a 19 ft. wheel, three pairs of stones, and a loft, which could accommodate 1,000 sacks of wheat. Milling ceased between 1915 and 1920 but then continued until 1982. The mill was restored between 1982 and 1983 and then produced wholewheat flour until 1993. When this photograph was taken the miller was Abraham Lock.


Julian Parr said:

Please do pass my email on to P.L. Chalmers. Apologies but I've only just noticed the post!
Posted 05/12/2020
Judy Lock Key said:

I am also descended from Abraham's brother Joseph Lock. Joseph is my 2nd great grandfather. I was wondering... P.L.Chambers: did you ever make contact with Julian Parr? I could connect you to him if you are still interested. Judy Lock Key Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.A.
Posted 11/04/2017
P.L. Chalmers said:

Abraham Lock, pictured here with his family, is my Great-Grandfather. He had five children; his eldest daughter Elizabeth settled in Manitoba, Canada. Her son (my father) is still alive. I would be interested in hearing from Julian Parr.
Posted 10/08/2014
Julian Parr said:

Abraham Lock, pictured with his family at Blackland Mill above, was my Gt Gt Gt Uncle. Abraham's branch of the family died-out in the 1970s/80s with the children pictured above. I am descended from Abraham's brother Joseph - also a miller.
Posted 02/01/2010

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