Laverstoke Mill

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Laverstoke Mill
Bombay Sapphire distillery, Laverstoke 01.jpg
Laverstoke Mill
TypeWatermill
LocationLaverstoke
Coordinates51°14′06″N 1°17′47″W / 51.2351°N 1.2964°W / 51.2351; -1.2964Coordinates: 51°14′06″N 1°17′47″W / 51.2351°N 1.2964°W / 51.2351; -1.2964
OS grid referenceSU 49244 48641
AreaHampshire
Listed Building – Grade II
Official nameMill House
Designated12 April 1984
Reference no.1092686
Listed Building – Grade II
Official nameFormer mill cottages at Laverstoke Mill
Designated12 April 1984
Reference no.1339658
Listed Building – Grade II
Official nameFormer wheel house and glazing house at Laverstoke Mill
Designated10 January 1953
Reference no.1092687
Laverstoke Mill is located in Hampshire
Laverstoke Mill
Location of Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire
The Thomas Heatherwick Extension, Laverstoke Mill

Laverstoke Mill is a former paper mill located on the River Test in Laverstoke near Overton, in England. The mill complex contains three grade II listed buildings: the Mill House, Mill Cottages, and the Glazing House.[1]

The mill originally produced corn before the site was bought by Henry Portal in 1718 and converted into a paper mill.[2] In 1923, the mill began printing bank-notes for Britain and the British Empire.[3] It is currently used for the manufacture of Bombay Sapphire gin who refurbished the site including a new glasshouse for the gin botanicals which was designed by Heatherwick Studio.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franklin, Geraint. "RESEARCH DEPARTMENT REPORT SERIES no. 13-2010: LAVERSTOKE MILL, WHITCHURCH, HAMPSHIRE; HISTORIC BUILDINGS REPORT". English Heritage. ISSN 1749-8775.
  2. ^ a b "Bombay Sapphire Distillery - Heatherwick Studio". www.heatherwick.com. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ Williams, Olivia (2014). Gin Glorious Gin. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 313–314. ISBN 978-1-4722-1534-5.
  4. ^ "Location - Bombay Sapphire (Laverstoke Mill) - Producers and Distillers". www.diffordsguide.com. Retrieved 20 January 2017.

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