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Sheen Mill, Melbourn

39 Station Road, Sheene Mill, Melbourn

History of Sheene Mill

Listed building:

Water trill [?mill], now a restaurant. Late C17, extended C20. Timber framed, weatherboarded, and underbuilt in brick, now painted, in 1833 (dated brick in rear wall).

A watermill is recorded here in Domesday Book. It is associated with Sheene Manor, Meldreth (q.v.), nearby which was given to the Carthusian monastery at Sheen, Surrey in early C15. At the Dissolution it passed to Sir Robert Chester of Royston.

Near Sheen Mill were these cottages at Cowslip Corner [location unknown].

Cottages at Cowslip Corner, Melbourn, 1930 (photo by P Salmon)

Percy Salmon was a well known resident of Melbourn and journalist for the Cambridge Independent Press and Chronicle.


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