A c.1904 image showing the old “Conegar” watermill at Woodnewton.
Flour was produced at Conegar Mill for a number of years but sadly, due to high maintenance costs and millwright charges, things began to deteriorate. A few years into the 20th century (c.1906) the mill stone ceased to turn and what had been a good little ‘undershot water mill’ was lost forever.
The building still survives in a beautiful setting on a public footpath out of the village, opposite the church ….. well worth a visit !
An undated image showing the old watermill on Willow Brook at Woodnewton along with a 2015 image of the same location.
The old water mill on Willow Brook at Woodnewton pictured around 1915.
An undated image showing the Horse and Jockey Inn on Main Street, Woodnewton. The building itself has been Grade II listed since 1967 and dates back to the 1700s. Today it is in use as a private dwelling.
Patricia Dolby adds, “My great grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth Dolby, kept this public house approx. 1880-1900. Joseph is listed as the publican of the Horse and Jockey in the post office directory 1881 and 1885 and T. Hardy in 1854 and John Thomas Hardy in 1869 who were both married to Dolby ancestors. I do have my grandfather, John Joseph Dolby’s Woodnewton birth certificate from 1892 listing his father Joseph Dolby as a publican and a farmer.”
Woodnewton village green – image date unknown. I’m assuming this is at the junction of main Street with Sycamore Close but it is hard to identify this location today.
Woodnewton vicarage pictured around 1908.
No date on this one but it is marked as Woodnewton Village.