Hope Mill Brimscombe Mill Brimscombe Port Port Mill Bourne Mill (1) Dark Mill Brimscombe Polytechnic Brimscombe House Gussage Mill Lewiston Mill Bourne Mill (2)
GRO Gussage Mill and workshops 2003 IMG 2394
What: Historic Mill Site
Where: Located on the Toadsmoor Brook at Lower Bourne
Then: First referred to in 1540, this cloth mill continued until 1830s, when it was occupied by the silk business and then the wood turning business
Now: Private house and workshops

Gussage Mill stands on the Toadsmoor Brook at Lower Bourne. It is first mentioned in 1540, and in 1559, was being operated by Thomas Fowler, clothier. In 1653, the mill consisted of a messuage, tuck-mill and grist-mill, and the incoming tenant was a clothier. The mill was rebuilt in stone in the early 19th century, and probably remained in the cloth trade until the 1830s. By about 1850, William Dangerfield had a wood turning business there, but by 1856, it was occupied by a silk-throwing business in which he was a partner. By 1870, the mill housed Richard Grist & Co., mattress, mill-puff and shoddy makers, who were replaced in the 1930s, by a firm of wood turners. It remained in this business in 1971.

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