About 1km NW of Deddington,
Mill is not to be
confused with Adderbury Grounds
Papermill, Deddington, Oxon, which lies further downstream and is often called Deddington Papermill.
Oxfordshire Historic Environment Record,
PRN3 states that the mill is at Grid Ref SP 4561 3283 (SP4532 at
www.geograph.org.uk). However, Wilfred Foreman gives its location as SP455 329 (Foreman, 1983, pg 106)
There is still a structure marked on
the OS Map.
The mill, which last worked on a turbine, has been stripped (Foreman, 1983, pg 106)
The name GILKES appears on retained sluice gear. (Foreman, 1983, pg 106)
The Oxfordshire Historic Environment Record,
PRN3, intimates that this mill was used for paper production.
However, my research has yet to discover any positive evidence for this.
Furthermore, Foreman states that there was only one paper-mill in Deddington, presumably the Adderbury Grounds Mill.
7 June 1650 Edward WELCHMAN of Banbury, baker, assigned the remainder
of the term of a 99 year lease, on property including “messuage with 3
watermills adjoining and 1 windmill belonging, in Daddington (sic) then
or late held by John Welchman” (ORO, Kem/IX/1), to Christopher
GOADE of Broughton, clark (sic). This may refer to the present mill as
at the time the Adderbury Grounds mill
appears to have been owned by the Cartwright family of Ayhno.
11 Aug 1813 William LAMBERT, Miller at Deddington Mill, and his wife
Hannah, Christened their daughter Elizabeth at Deddington.
On the 9th Jul 1838 Oxford Assizes tried three men accused of assulting one
William MERRY of Deddington Mill (Forsyth, Haywood and
Broadbent, Pg 4)
In 1880 the mill ceased operation. (Oxfordshire Historic Environment Record
In 1970 the mill was converted to a dwelling. (Oxfordshire Historic Environment Record
- FOREMAN, Wilfred, Oxfordshire Mills, Phillimore & Co. Ltd, 1983
- FORSYTH, Rob, HEYWOOD, Buffy, BROADBENT, Richard and
An account of those sentenced at Oxford Assizes to be transported to
colonies between 1819 and 1863, www.deddington.org.uk, Accessed 8 Aug
- Oxford Records Office (ORO) Catalogue. Online at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A