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CLEARWATER PAPER MILL, WHITEBROOK

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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

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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