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The Old Mill, Abbey Street, Ickleton (©RGL2023)

The Old Mill, Abbey Street, Ickleton

History of the Old Mill

The house and mill were built in 1818 by the farmer Samuel Hanchett who altered the course of the river in the process. Old photos show people punting on the mill pool. The last miller, Mr Rumble, was killed in 1927 when his clothes got caught on the mill wheel.

See ‘Welcome to Ickleton


1861: Abbey Street

William Farrington describes Richard Hill as farmer and miller in his diary of 1859.

Richard, 42, farmer of 60 acres employing 2 men 1 boy, b Gransden Lodge

Betsey, 43, b Haslingfield

Mary, 19, b Ickleton

Emily, 18, b Ickleton

Martha Ann, 15, b Ickleton

John, 17, flour miller, b Ickleton

Henry Swan, 11, b Ickleton

Ellen, 9, b Ickleton

Elizabeth, 7, b Ickleton

Emma, 1, b Ickleton

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