Nash Mills School
Nash Mills shown within Hertfordshire
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Nash Mills is a civil parish within Hemel Hempstead and Dacorum Borough Council on the northern side of the Grand Union Canal, formerly the River Gade, and in the southernmost corner of Hemel Hempstead. It takes its name from the mill owned by John Dickinson in the 19th century (Nash Mill).
A corn-mill in the area was recorded in the Domesday Book in the 11th century; it subsequently belonged, in the Middle Ages, to the Abbey of St Albans. The mill had been converted to papermaking in the late 18th century and subsequently purchased in 1811 by John Dickinson and George Longman
Nash Mill was renowned for its production of tough thin paper for Samuel Bagster's "Pocket Reference Bible". A major fire in 1813 was a setback, but the insurance enabled redevelopment for large scale production. After an experiment in 1887, fine rag paper was produced on electrically driven machines: a successful innovation at Nash Mill.
In 1989, Nash Mill was sold to the international Sappi Group and continued to make paper until 2006, when it was closed down and sold. Redevelopment plans for housing were publicised in September 2007. By late 2010, the Mill site had been largely cleared, leaving the mill house, Stephenson's Cottage and the war memorial.
- Arthur Evans, the archaeologist and excavator of Knossos.
- Sir John Evans, archaeologist, and father of Arthur Evans.
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- History of Hemel Hempstead. Hemel Hempstead: Charter Trustees of Hemel Hempstead. 1981. p. 107. ISBN 0-9502743-1-3.
- "Nash Mills Church of England School". Retrieved 13 October 2010.
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