A paper mill on the River Teise
Horsmonden Paper Mill stood on the parish boundary of Horsmonden and Goudhurst. It was first mentioned in 1683, possibly replacing a fulling mill. Owners include George Culvin in 1716, Thomas West in 1725 and Edward Blackwell in the 1730s and 1740s. The mill had closed by 1755.
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Learn more: Fulling Mill
From the medieval period, the fulling of cloth often was undertaken in a water mill, known as a fulling mill. Fulling is a step in woollen clothmaking which involves the cleansing of cloth – particularly wool – to eliminate oils, dirt, and other impurities, and making it thicker. The worker who does the job is a Fuller.
1683 – First mentions of paper mill
1716 – George Culvin owner
1725 – Thomas West owner
1730 – Edward Blackwell in the 1730s and 1740s
1755 – Mill closed