Ashland Gristmill and Dam

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Ashland Gristmill and Dam
AshlandNH Gristmill.jpg
Ashland Gristmill and Dam is located in New Hampshire
Ashland Gristmill and Dam
Location Main St., Ashland, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°41′44″N 71°37′51″W / 43.69556°N 71.63083°W / 43.69556; -71.63083Coordinates: 43°41′44″N 71°37′51″W / 43.69556°N 71.63083°W / 43.69556; -71.63083
Area less than one acre
Built 1903 (1903)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79000317[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1979

The Ashland Gristmill and Dam are a historic former industrial facility in the heart of Ashland, New Hampshire. The dam, originally a wooden construction, is a concrete structured located on the Squam River, where Main Street (New Hampshire Route 132) crosses the river. It is 180' long, 14' high, and has a 50' spillway. The mill building located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Daniel Webster Highway was built in 1903 on the site of a gristmill that was destroyed by fire. It has a massive timber frame, whose most prominent feature is a central tower from which wings balloon out. Its basement still houses the turbine and controlling hardware, although these are no longer operational.[2]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] It has been converted to professional offices.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Ashland Gristmill and Dam" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
The mill dam, c. 1910