Sunday, July 2, 2023
Coed Trewernau Mill is an extant corn mill on the bank of the Clywedog Brook, near Abbeycwmhir in Radnorshire. It is a very small corn mill with wooden working parts – doubtless once typical of many rural mills in Wales. It must have served a very small and scattered population, probably ceasing work over a hundred years ago.
Coed Trewernau has origins as least as far back as 17th century when it was owned by the Hanmer family of Llanddewi Hall. A wealthy tanner from Presteigne owned the mill in the late 18th century, and later the mill was acquired by the Glanusk Estate.
The working parts, shown in the photo, are a rare survival of rural mid to late 18th century millwrighting.