In 1853 there were two large watermills on the river Poulter in Cuckney, one for cotton, another for corn. An earlier cotton mill had burnt down in 1792.
The upstream mill is now a primary school. Cuckney Church of England Primary School has 140 pupils on its roll.[when?]
- Philip Riden, 'Sitwell, George (bap. 1601, d. 1667)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 2 March 2010
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