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Castlefields Mill: Origins

Image: Print of the Castlefields works designed built by Thomas and Benjamin Benyon and designed by Charles Bage. No date.

Image from: Shropshire Archives

In 1804 following the end of the partnership with John Marshall of Leeds, Thomas and Benjamin Benyon, together with Charles Bage built a new mill at Castlefields, Shrewsbury about 800 yards from the Ditherington Mill and between the River Severn and the Shrewsbury Canal. Once again Bage designed the building. It was a five-storey, iron-framed construction with a floor area of 3,446 square metres and included two steam engines to power machines to produce linen thread.



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