Grey Mill, Wootten Wawen, Warwickshire
Location and general description
Located in Wootten Wawen, Warks., on the river Alne (OS Grid Reference:
SP1451061555). I have also found the village referred to as Wootton
Wawen, Wootton Warnen, Wootton Warwen and
There are remains of a papermill on the main Stratford Road [Wootton
Wawen Parish Council, 2007].
Most recently, converted to residential flats [Wootton Wawen Parish
History (from 1677 to 2007)Warwickshire Records Office catalogue lists a late 16th C map of central Wootton showing a SMITHs Mill. [ref. Z0190(U)]
In 1677, one John FARDON died in North Newington, Oxon., the Will
of John FARDON alias VARDON Yeoman of North Newton[sic Newington],
Oxfordshire', dated 17 Mar 1676/77 and proved in 1677, left a farm in Wooton Wawen,
Warks., to his son Richard FARDON and his farm in North Newington,
together with a papermill in Wootton Wawen, Warks., to his son Thomas
a good Quaker. (anonymous posting on Roots Web, possibly by Peter
Fewson). Thomas was probably the Thomas FARDON (1658-1731) of North
Newington, baker and malster [Milton, The Ashbys of Tyso].
1717 the Victoria County History cites a Stratford upon Avon
indenture of an apprentice to one William MARTIN, 'paperman' of
Wootton' [STYLES, 1945, n.p.]
English heritage listing text calls it Grey Mill and notes that it
appears on a map of 1725 [British Listed Buildings, n.p.].
In the early 19th. century, Squire HOLFORD (who married a
SMITH-CARRINGTON) built a Paper Mill in Wootten Wawen [Wootton Wawen
Parish Council, 2007]
Then became a corn mill (Wootton Wawen Parish Council, 2007)
Then became a social centre (Wootton Wawen Parish Council,
Not investigated yet
- FOREMAN, Wilfred, Oxfordshire Mills, Phillimore &
Co. Ltd, 1983
Mill, Wootton Wawen,” in British Listed Buildings, cited 4 Apr 2011,
- Early Development, Parish Council Website for Wootten
Wawen, Wootton Wawen Parish Council, 2007,
URL:http://www.woottonwawen-pc.gov.uk, accessed 21 Aug 2008
Phillip, ed., 'Parishes: Wootton Wawen', A History of the County of
Warwick: Volume 3: Barlichway hundred (1945), pp. 196-205. URL:
accessed: 08 March 2009.
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