The last operating water-powered needle scouring mill in the world, Forge Mill is a restored 18th century listed mill, once part of Redditch's thriving needle industry. See how needles and fish-hooks were made, and see the original mill machinery in operation. On the same site are the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey.
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"Robert the Fair holds West Lavington of the king. Aki held it in the time of King Edward, and it paid geld for 10 hides. There is land for 7 ploughs. Of this 1 hide and 1 virgate are in demesne, and there is 1 plough. 2 sons in law of his hold 7 hides and 1 virgate of him, and they have there 5 ploughs with their men. There is a mill rendering 5s. and pasture 1 1/2 leagues long and 4 furlongs broad. It was worth £15, now £12."
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Abbotsbury Abbey- Abbotsbury, Dorset, England
The Abbey of St Peter at Abbotsbury was a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century by Orc, steward to King Canute. After Orc and his wife Thola died, they left the abbey to the church. The abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538 and the buildings destroyed so that the stone could be used for local building projects. ... more