Burghfield Mill
Burghfield, Berkshire

Burghfield Mill was a flour mill, built in 1884 by James Swallow Dodd for his sister's brother-in-law, Thomes Newton Dewe. Dodd was an architect from Goring, but his offices were in Reading: at 147 Friar Street, the Forbury and then 2 Station Road. His most famous work (and one of his earliest) was Easthampstead Park.

The previous building - which presumably Dodd pulled down - was owned the May family, for many generations. It was one of a number of local mills purchased as an investment by Charles May, the well-known mayor and brewer of Basingstoke, in the very early 18th century. It became the main source of income for later generations.

In more recent decades, the mill went through several incarnations but finally closed its doors in the 60s. It now has a new life as luxury flats.

Burghfield Mill is private flats. This article first appeared as a post on our Royal Berkshire History + Face Book Page

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