Rooksbury Mill

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Rooksbury Mill and Mill House
The mill after the fire in 2002
The mill after restoration in 2003

Rooksbury Mill is an old watermill in Andover, Hampshire, England, and a Grade II listed building.[1] The building and its associated structures are privately owned, but the surrounding land is owned by the Test Valley Borough Council and managed as a local nature reserve.[2]

Although the present mill building dates from the late 16th or early 17th century, Rooksbury Mill may be one of the eleven mills that, according to the Domesday Book, existed in Andover in 1089.[3] Flour milling ceased at the site in the early 20th century, after which the mill building went through a series of uses,[3] including being used as a small theatre. The Test Valley Borough Council sold the building in 2002, shortly after it had been devastated by fire following an arson attack.[4] The new owners, Anthony and Sarah de Sigley, restored the building in 2003, rebuilding much of the original structure.

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  1. ^ Quiddity Developments (August 2004), Rooksbury Mill Court, Andover: Planning Application 1 (PDF), p. 4. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Rooksbury Mill Local Nature Reserve, Andover". Test Valley Borough Council. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b Quiddity Developments, p. 5.
  4. ^ "Rooksbury Mill Blaze Probe". Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 9 May 2002. Retrieved 17 October 2009.

Coordinates: 51°11′57″N 1°29′37″W / 51.1992°N 1.4935°W / 51.1992; -1.4935