Then & Now

Tilt Yard Mill, 1964 – Then & Now

Castle Mill Sluice
Charles Blick and John Drew at Tilt Yard Mill site, 1964

1964 – Charles Blick and John Drew at Tilt Yard Mill site. Now obscured by the more recent 1960s bridge and undergrowth, this 1964 picture shows the excavation of one of a number of watermills surrounding the castle and abbey.

As Rob Steward put it in Kenilworth History 1997/98 “To control the water of the new ‘Mere’, a sluice and mill were built at the south end of the ‘Dam’ at ‘Floodgate Tower’ discharging into a channel on the south side of the ‘Lower Pool’, where it picked up the outflow from the Brays mill.”

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