Essex water mills
A HISTORY OF WATER POWERED INDUSTRIES IN ESSEX
(Web site maintained by Bob Sier)

I have a long standing interest in water ways and the water mills they once powered. These web pages are the result of many years researching the water ways of the county Essex.

I am in the process of digitizing my records. The gazetter of mill sites will be up dated as and when time allows.
I am particlarily interested in obtaining old photographs of Essex water mills, to complete my records.

Please contact me for further information

© Robert Sier 2022

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Gazetteer of Essex mills sites mentioned in Doomsday Book.

Gazetteer of Essex mills sites mention in Feet of Fines.



Gazetteer of water mills in the county of Essex by river system
  1. Water mills of the rivers Blackwater / Pant / Brain / Pods Brook

  2. Water mills of the River Chelmer

  3. Water mills of the River Can / Roxwell Brook / River Wid

  4. Water mills of the rivers Crouch and Roach

  5. Water mills of the River Stour

  6. Water mills of the River Roding / Cripsey Brook

  7. Water mills of the River Thames tributaries / Beam River / Ingrbourne river / Mar Dyke

  8. Water mills of the River Coln

  9. Water mills of the Rivers Cam / Granter / The Bourne river

  10. Water mills of the River Lee

  11. Water mills of the River Stort / Stanstead Brook / Latchmore Brook

  12. Water mills of the River Bran

  13. Water mill sites in the Tendring Hundred

  14. Tide mills of the Blackwater and Coln estuary

  15. Tide mills of the Thames estuary


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