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Lymm Slitting Mill

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in Lymm, Cheshire

The water-powered mill, for rolling wrought iron bar into flat strips and slitting it, was established in the first half of the 18thC by Thomas Titley (d.1753), a Quaker, who owned three other slitting mills. These passed to his son, Abraham Titley. After he died in 1772 the mill appears to have passed to Walter Wilson. Wilson died in 1802, by which time the slitting mill was probably out of use.

The above information is condensed from a 2019 article by Ian Miller [1]. Abstract here.


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Sources of Information

  1. 'Rolling to Mechanisation: Excavations at Lymm Slitting Mill' by Ian Miller, Industrial Archaeology Review 2019, Vol 41, No. 2, 107-121