Bridge Street Mills, Witney

The town has first-rate primary and secondary schools. There are countless excellent restaurants, charming cafés and appealing pubs locally.

Many Witney residents commute to Oxford, Birmingham and London which are all within easy reach via the M40, and the Cotswold train line to and from London Paddington serves Long Hanborough and other local towns within a short distance of Witney.

History of the Mill

Bridge Street Mill was built in the mid 1860s and housed a workforce of hundreds spinning and weaving wool into blankets to be sent far and wide across the British Empire. It was the first mill in Witney to use state-of-the-art steam-powered technology, making it the envy of other mill owners in the neighbourhood.

In the early 19th Century, the outbuildings of the mill housed one of the area's first 'National Schools' which catered for the education of underprivileged children of all religious denominations from Witney and the surrounding villages. The appearance of the mill was transformed in 1990 when the distinguished triple arched facade was added. Bridge Street Mill is now known as a distinctive and easily recognisable landmark in Witney.

 

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