Whitland Mill

Whitland Mill - Hendy Gwyn was demolished over 30 years ago. My present home is built on the front part of the site and I have been able to preserve the footprint of the original structure. To date I have not been able to find any documented information about the workings of the mill. It was part of the Yelverton’s Whitland Abbey Estate until 1927 when it was sold away. The 3d drawings below are based on the memories of Mr. Graham Morgan who lived adjacent to the site in Maes-Yr- Haf until about 1943 when he was 16. Graham’s Grandfather and father operated the mill when he was small He has been a great help in clarifying many details about the site but his memories of the mill buildings and interior are a little cloudy consequently exact location of doors, windows etc are still uncertain.
To avoid this mill becoming another lost Welsh watermill and another destroyed piece of Local history 
If any one can offer any information or memories about the mill please get in touch
My thanks to John Peck for his help to date

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The mill viewed from the North 1950’s?

Site plan circa 1927

Sketch by Barry Glover, a neighbour as he remembers the mill before it was demolished

These 5 drawings above are very early impressions of the mill as blocks based on the 1927 site plan


Four more views based on more current opinions Houses are Maes-yr-Haf,  Mill House and Mill Cottage. Jog any memories?


From what I have been told the mill may have had a basement. Below are a few drawings of what the mill may have looked like

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The image on the right has been taken after Maes-yr-Haf has been demolished and below while the creamery was still there

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Many thanks to Janet Burton,Professor of Medieval History, for her help with providing links and reference information between Whitland Abbey and the mill. Click on the image to visit the site that contains a huge amount of information about the Abbey and other Monasteries


Click on this thumbnail to visit my page about The Whitland Forge That existed near to the Abbey site for about 150 years