Thurcaston Mill

Thurcaston's watermill was on the Rothley Brook, on the west side of Mill Lane just north of Lanesborough Drive.   This may also have been the site of the mill recorded in the Domesday Book.

In 1869, the mill was available to rent.   The description in the advert ran:

A water mill, driving 3 pairs stones, in first-rate working order and on a good stream.
(Stamford Mercury, 29 October 1869)

Later, a steam engine and large chimney were added.

The mill ceased operation around the end of the First World War and was destroyed by fire in the early 1920s.   The mill has since been demolished, but the mill race and pond can still be seen.

 

Thurcaston Mill in the 1890s

Thurcaston Mill, derelict