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Flitwick

The Mill at Flitwick is one of 6 which lay on the River Flit. There are records of a Mill on this site since the 1085 Domesday. It was originally built by the Monks of Dunstable Priory. They built an artificial channel deeper and wider than the main course of the river to augment its speed and power.

These drawings show the equipment as it exists early 2013. The new owner hopes to produce a record of how the mill may have been in its prime with its overhead screw conveyors and other equipment etc. so the drawings are ongoing and likely to be frequently updated. Previously a steam engine was used to drive a third mill stone. This was replaced by an electric motor. If I can establish a typical layout of the boiler, engine flywheel etc  (can any one provide information?) I will incorporate it into the drawings.