CLEARWATER PAPER MILL, WHITEBROOK

Site Details



NPRN
41228
Map Reference
SO50NW
Grid Reference
SO5313006760
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Trellech United
Type of Site
PAPER MILL
Broad Class
Industrial
Period
Post Medieval;18th Century

Site Description

Clearwater Paper Mill was important as it was the earliest paper mill in the valley, dating from circa 1760; there is an assumption that a wireworks formerly stood on the site. The mill had a pond and feeder stream and by 1863 there was a steam engine driving a very large paper-making machine. This engine was assisted by an overshot wheel and a water turbine. Subsequently the mill collapsed and it finally closed in 1875.
Source: A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003.
Claire Parry, RCAHMW, 29 July 2011.

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