Talk:River Len

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Well, I've made a start on the River Len page. Much more work still to do though! Mjroots (talk) 09:18, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Hollingbourne - I've left the mill sites in brackets until the exact order of the mills can be ascertained. There were three corn mills and a paper mill, but I don't know which order they were in at the moment. Mjroots (talk) 11:28, 19 November 2007 (UTC) - Think I've worked out which was the paper mill. (last before R. Len) Mjroots (talk) 10:13, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Leeds - Le Nethertoune, Abbey & Priory mills may be on a tributary, I'm not entirely sure. Maybe someone local can correct if necessary. Mjroots (talk) 21:03, 19 November 2007 (UTC)  Done They were on a tributary, and have been moved Mjroots (talk) 09:28, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

The paper mill was Turkey Mill. There was a bridge over the railway near by soas to stop the smoke from the steam trains in Victorian times from interfering with the paper making process. This was taken down after it was damaged in a storm some years ago. The mill prior to this one on the river was a corn mill, it is in Otham Lane. It was damaged during the second world war, and has been rebuilt as a private residence. The owner is currently restoring the wheel which was over head fed from the river Len.The river flows through what was an old pumping station, long gone, but foundation stones do remain, before going through Downswood, and on to Turkey mill which was driven also by over head feed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.138.96.222 (talk) 08:17, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Research source[edit]

If anyone has access to Archaeologica Cantiana Vol LXXXII (1967) pp32-104 will provide valuable assistance to editors of this page Mjroots (talk) 10:13, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Why is it called Len?[edit]

Kind of a weird name. --AW (talk) 19:58, 8 January 2016 (UTC)