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Oak Bank Mill, Skelsmergh
Oak Bank Mill
site name:-   Sprint, River
civil parish:-   Skelsmergh (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   water mill
locality type:-   mill
locality type:-   bobbin mill
coordinates:-   SD51769646
1Km square:-   SD5196
10Km square:-   SD59

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 33 12) 
placename:-  Oakbank Mill
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Oakbank Mill (Bobbin) / Weir / Mill Race"

Built as a bobbin mill by Robert Seed, mid 19th century, listed in directories from 1849-94; succeeded by son Thomas, then Thomas's sisters; then William Shepherd, who also made tool hafts; then Tubss, Hiscox and Co, London; later Mr Grundy. It had a large mill dam, and a large water wheel which was replaced by a turbine.

Somervell, John:1930: Water Power Mills of South Westmorland

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