Monument record 0514100000 - SW OF NUTHOOK FARM, BRILL

Summary

Possible site of watermill recorded in the Domesday Book.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • (Former Type) WATERMILL (First mentioned 1086, 11th Century - 1000 AD to 1099 AD)

Description

A MILL WORTH 10 SHILLINGS RECORDED ON KING'S MANOR AT BRILL IN DOMESDAY BOOK (1086) (B1).
BRILL TITHE MAP (1839) HAS A FIELD NAMED 'MILL BROOK LEYS' (CENTRE SP651121) (B2).
THE LITLE STREAM, FORMING THE W SIDE OF MILL BROOK LEYS COULD CONCEIVABLY HAVE TURNED THE WHEEL OF A SMALL WATERMILL. THERE IS NO OBVIOUS PLACE FOR A MILL ALONGSIDE THE STREAM, WHICH FALLS GRADUALLY FROM THE BRILL HILLS TO THE B4011 ROAD, BUT A FLATTISH AREA ADJACENT TO THE ROAD & BRIDGE COULD BE THE SITE. THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY FEW SITES FOR A WATERMILL IN BRILL PARISH, SO THAT THIS ONE SHOULD BE REGARDED AS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY (B3).

Sources (3)

  • <1>SBC4271 Bibliographic reference: John Morris (ed). 1978. Domesday Book: Buckinghamshire.
  • <2>SBC1873 Map: BRILL TITHE MAP 1839 (AT BRO).
  • <3>SBC585 Verbal communication: Andrew Pike (BCM). 1983. ARP 1983 (JULY) FIELD VISIT.

Location

Grid reference SP 650 119 (point) (Approximate)
Civil Parish BRILL, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC16712)

Record last edited

Apr 21 2004 2:51PM

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