Sarehole Mill Guidebook

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This guidebook tells the history of the Mill, built in the mid-18th Century.

In the 1850's a steam engine was installed and a chimney was built, providing Sarehole Mill, part of Birmingham Museums, its distinctive silhouette.

There are two waterwheels, one is still in operational today for grinding wheat.

The Mill has a connection to Matthew Boulton, who leased Sarehole Mill, operating it as a ‘Flatting Mill’, producing sheet metals for button manufacturing between 1756 and 1761.

Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings trilogy author, JRR Tolkien, lived across the road from the Mill, he enjoyed exploring Sarehole Mill and he has said his writings were inspired by the Mill's beautiful scenery!

Guide contains 16 pages.