Monument record FSM 012 - Babwell Mill; Abbots Mill

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`Babwell or Abbot's Mill (site of)', as shown on OS map (S1)(R1).


Grid reference Centred TL 8526 6602 (214m by 205m)
Map sheet TL86NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

`Babwell or Abbot's Mill (site of)', as shown on OS map (S1)(R1).
Jocelin of Brakeland, commenting on Abbot Samson's faults stated "he has so raised the level of the fish pond at Babwell, for the new mill, that... " (S2).
The mill is shown on Bowen's 1755 map (S3), but not on Hodskinsons 1783 map though a possible large leat is shown on the E side of the river (S4).
River canalised(?) & lock inserted to SW of mill site in C18/C19(?). Affect on mill unknown.
HER'd area extended to include substantial (dam) bank to rear of Tollgate PH under Babwell Mill site and earthworks in meadow to S of bank.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, c.1886.
  • <S1> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map, sheet 44.3, 1926.
  • <S2> (No record type): Butler (ed), The Chronicle of Jocelin of Brakeland.
  • <S3> (No record type): Bowen E, An Accurate Map of the County of Suffolk, 1755 (S4) Hodskinson J, map, The County of Suffol.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 16 2007 3:53PM

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