13. The disappearance of Aldington Mill

As soon as we started to look at the 1807 Aldington enclosure map, we noticed a problem. Where was Aldington Mill? Aldington Mill is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book and is shown in this postcard around 1900. But the map shows neither a mill nor a millpond.

Mike Lovatt took up this challenge and began to research the history of mills in the area. His findings - including the answer to the mystery - will be published on the Badsey website. Mike has also made a survey of local bridges.

The Badsey Society Enclosure Map Project was a major village history project running from 2005 to 2007 led by Maureen Spinks. This series of pictures show how the project was run and some of its outcomes. The Society is grateful for a grant received from the Local Heritage Initiative.

See also the 'Aldington Mills' chapter in Aldington and Badsey: Villages in the Vale.


Updated 4 December 2007.