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Patly Mill of Whitby

Located in: Whitby
Location #2758
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Location Owner:spydrgyrl
Creation Date: 5/23/2011
Last Updated: 2/23/2017



Description
One hundred and forty years before Len Cullen opened Cullen Gardens, the property was actually the site of a busy and successful mill operation. In 1851, twenty three acres of the property was bought by James Mitchell, located on the east side of Lynde Creek. Here, Mitchell built Patly Mills (not Patley), which consisted of several buildings. Oatmeal and flour were milled at the site. James Mitchell died a tragic death in a shipwreck on Lake Ontario in 1853 and is buried at Oshawa Union Cemetery.

Eventually the mills and property were bought by J. Cooper. Cooper ran the mills from 1874 to 1878, and again from 1888 until his retirement in 1907 when the mills closed.

All that remains of Patly Mills today are: 2 stone foundations, the mill wheel, steel frames that held the mill pond chutes, the Mitchell foundations, the rotting wood of the Mitchell barn (along with a spinal column from one of his cows), the eastern foundation of the mill, remnants of the mill pond and of the mill pond's southern dirt walls. The Mitchell House was dismantled and now sits on the west side of the Cullen Garden complex with other historic homes from Whitby's past.

The mill was located exactly due east of what was once Cullen Gardens' Cottage Country section at the south end of the compound near Taunton Rd. Its foundation sit right beside the east side of Lynde Creek on a low lying section of ground that resembles a small island.

The historic mill stone was moved 150 metres north of where it once sat in the mills. It is located on a path around the north section of the old mill pond, which still has water in it..

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Cullen Gardens- Patly Mill
 Patly Mill of Whitby
Created on:2/23/2017
Created by: KaitlinAlves
12 photos
I Found the Mills
 Patly Mill of Whitby
Created on:5/5/2013
Created by: clay70
15 photos
Mitchell House
 Patly Mill of Whitby
Created on:10/20/2012
Created by: clay70
1 photos
Patly Mills
 Patly Mill of Whitby
Created on:5/23/2011
Created by: spydrgyrl
13 photos


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Status: Abandoned
Category: Mill/Foundry



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clay70 says:
10/20/2012 7:44:30 PM

The mill stone and marker exist on the trail to the SE of the main covered bridge. This trail leads to another burnt out covered bridge and small pond..The actual mills and Mitchell house were located 150 metres south of here...See the new photos. We can go back in spring to find more foundations I bet.

clay70 says:
5/23/2011 11:05:58 PM

Bagotville was clearly a post office hamlet and so Patley would have gotten their mail there

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