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The Mill, Milton Road / Ely Road OS 1885

26 Hurst Park Avenue, Mill Cottage and Mill House

History of Mill Cottage

A website devoted to the history of the Hurst Park Estate can he found here:

In the 19th century the mill at this location was owned by William French; it was served by a track from Milton Road.

There is a detailed history of the mill here:

1851 Mill House, Ely Road, Chesterton

Henry Mann, miller, b 1826 Rampton

Sarah née  Ablett

1861 Milton Road

Henry Mann, 35, miller, b Rampton

Sarah, b Cottenham

Emily, 8, b Chesterton

Martha, 6, b Chesterton

Henry John, 4, b Chesterton

Amelia, 2, b Chesterton

In July 1861 Henry Mann was declared bankrupt. In 1871 the family are living at Roebuck Lane, Chesterton.


View (1908) from Mill Road of windmill in later Hurst Park Estate


William Blackwell


(Mill House)

Edmund Burton, land agent

Sarah Burton

(French’s Mill House)

Baker family

(Mill House)

Baker family

(Mill Cottage)

William Blackwell, butcher’s horse-keeper and gromm

Emma Blackwell, three children and mother Elizabeth


In this year the mill is disused and was used as a store for a slaughterhouse next door.


Disused Windmill in Hurst Park c.1930

1939 (Mill Cottage)

Doris E Rawlinson, b 1907





Amy A Ruse, b 1899, bed maker at college

Thomas Course, b 1885, painter and house decorator


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