Seascale Mill, Seascale (Heritage Assessment)

Seascale Mill, Seascale, Cumbria: Heritage Assessment

Prior to the proposed demolition of the derelict remains of the former Seascale Mill, Seascale, Cumbria, Greenlane Archaeology was commissioned to carry out a heritage assessment of the site. This was intended to form a permanent archive of the known history of the building as well as provide information for use in future display boards at the site.

The earliest reference to the mill is from 1726 in a letter about repairs that describes a stone built and slated building that was part of the Seascale Hall estate. It was still apparently operating as late as 1893, but went out of use in the early 20th century. The two structures on the site were evidently ruinous by at least 1988, the mill wheel and gearing having been removed.

The full report will be made available on the Archaeology Data Service website.