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A Photo of Charley Mill Pond

The Mill Pond at Charley Mill

Charley Mill

A post enclosure farm and mill built in the early 1830s by Thomas Gisborne who along with Mr Kirkby Fenton was one of the “improvers” of the Charnwood Forest. The millpond is fed by a spring called Dunjack Well that is one of the sources of the Blackbrook. It is said that the mill was not a success due to there being insufficient water to power it, hence the theory about the culvert from The Colony Reservoir.

 

 

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