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"Gomshall Mill, the Harris millers and their Shere connection"

by Nigel Harris

A New 28 Page Booklet

This booklet describes the use, history and owners of Gomshall Watermill, Surrey and in particular it reviews the Harris family of millers who were associated with the mill from 1752 until 1806. It is illustrated throughout and contains items not previously published elsewhere.


ISBN 0-9551501-0-8       First published 2005

Price £3.50 including postage & packing in the UK

Available from the author - Contact: nigel.harris1@virgin.net

or get it on eBay - go to the eBay home page and search for "Gomshall Mill"

 

From a picture postcard of the mill probably taken around 1913.


For many centuries, watermills for milling corn were once a familiar site in Surrey. However, with the introduction of steam power and then electricity, together with the lifting of corn imports, the use of rural water powered mills came to an end. Gradually some mills fell into ruin, some were demolished or adapted to other uses - few have survived. However, one attractive survivor is the mill at Gomshall, Surrey. Although non-operational, its appearance has changed little and it gives one a glimpse into part of Surrey’s industrial heritage.

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