E is for Elstead Mill

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This lovely building, once a mill still stands, and is now a rather lovely and authentic public house in the rural Surrey village of Elstead.

I have an ancestor, Sarah Ellis (nee Hall), born in London who moved to Elstead and is recorded on the 1851 Census as a lace worker. Sarah and her husband John migrated from Elstead to Geelong Victoria Australia as free settlers.

Last September, I attended the funeral of my late Mum’s first Cousin. His son held the wake (family gathering) at Elstead Mill public house and was completely unaware of the family connection. I discreetly took a few pictures.

Elstead Mill plaque. Taken September 2014

Elstead Mill plaque. Taken September 2014

Elstead Mill - with the wheel still working! Taken September 2014

Elstead Mill – with the wheel still working!
Taken September 2014

The original brickwork at Elstead Mill. Taken September 2014

The original brickwork at Elstead Mill.
Taken September 2014

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One Response to E is for Elstead Mill

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    Oh I know where this is, I used to drive past it every day on my way to work a few years ago. Through all the road floods when it was really wet it I remember rightly.

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