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Offline Tim of Aclea

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Pixham Watermill near Dorking
« on: April 25, 2021, 12:33:07 pm »
Not far from the Castle Mill is Pixham Mill in the hamlet of Pixham not far from Dorking Deepdene station.  It is not on the River Mole but on the Pipp brook that flows into the mole.  The building, on the right in the photo, dates from 1837 and it ceased operating as a mill in 1910.  Like Castle Mill it has a footpath running through the garden, this one runs from Pixham to Dorking Deepdene station.

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Re: Pixham Watermill near Dorking
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2021, 08:57:53 am »
The earliest reference I can find for Pixham Mill in the BNA is from 1849.  The wording of the auction article also refers to the 1837 date mentioned by Tim.


Morning Chronicle - Friday 14 September 1849

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Re: Pixham Watermill near Dorking
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2021, 09:02:38 am »

It was back up for auction less than a year later - so it either didn't sell in 1849 or it had a very quick change of ownership.

Sussex Advertiser - Tuesday 21 May 1850

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Re: Pixham Watermill near Dorking
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2021, 14:40:13 pm »
With the same solicitors and selling agents, I suspect that it failed to find a buyer at the 1849 auction and thus was re-offered for sale the following year.

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Re: Pixham Watermill near Dorking
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 19:14:35 pm »
Thanks for the postings on the mill

Tim