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Castle Mill, Linby Lane, Linby, 1989

Castle Mill was erected in the eighteenth century in pseudo-Gothic style. The River Leen at this point was dammed to form pools which served as reservoirs to the early water powered mills around the village. After 1782 George, James and John Robinson set about building cotton mills or converting existing corn mills on the River Leen at a cost of £40,000. Unfortunately, the Robinsons were severely …