Wright's Flour Mill

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Wright's Flour Mill is located at Wharf Road Ponders End which is part of the London Borough of Enfield. It is Enfield's oldest working industrial building.[1]

The mill and the water-meadows viewed from the A121 road bridge
Early 19th century lodge at entrance to mill

History[edit]

Some of the present buildings date back to 1789 and include the brick Georgian miller's house and offices flanking a 3½-storey watermill of brick and white weatherboarding. There has been a mill here since at least the late 16th century and possibly Domesday. George Reynolds Wright took full control of the mill in 1870. Originally powered by a back water of the River Lea. In 1913 owing to construction work at the nearby King George V Reservoir the water supply which powered the millstones was cut off. The machinery was then converted to electricity. Since then further improvements have been made.

Today[edit]

The business is still owned by the Wright family making it London's only family owned flour mill [2]

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Coordinates: 51°38′33″N 0°01′58″W / 51.642491°N 0.032895°W / 51.642491; -0.032895

References[edit]

  1. ^ Industry in Enfield Retrieved November 22, 2007
  2. ^ North London Chamber of Commerce Retrieved November 22, 2007