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Pampisford Water Mill, 1930 (photo J H Bullock)(Cambridgeshire Collection)

Pampisford Water Mill

History of the Water Mill

Pampisford water Mill, OS map 1901

Pampisford water Mill (Vanishing Cambridgeshire p.151) was originally used for grinding corn and seed. In 1893 Eastern Counties Leather turned it into a power source for their leather works. It became known as the ‘oily mill’ because of the cod oil used to tan the leather. In 1941 the mill was put up for sale. In 1960 the mill was converted for residential use.


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