Castlefields Mill: Sale and Demolition

Image: Diagram of the Castlefield’s Mill from the sales particulars of 1835.

Image from: Shropshire Archives

In 1815-16, Charles Bage left the partnership with the Benyon brothers. The Castlefields Mill continued to operate until the early 1830s until the deaths of Thomas and Benjamin Benyon in 1833 and 1834 respectively. They left the property to their descendants but stipulated that it should be sold. It was offered for sale in 1833, 1835 and 1836 and eventually bought by a local builder and demolished. The loss of the mill had a significant effect on Shrewsbury’s economy (see section 1).


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