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Meadowlily Mill

Ontario : London
Location #4941

Location Owner:jennifer84
Creation Date: 6/21/2012
Last Updated: 4/21/2015

In 1885, Meadow Lily Mills was destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt at once by William Hayman. The new three-storey building was made of brick and had a high stone foundation. By 1889, the mill had a capacity of 150 barrels a day and employed twelve men. The leading brands of flour were “Cream,” “Straight,” “Tip-Top,” “Plewes Extra,” and “Meadow Lillie.” In 1891, the mill was again destroyed by fire and immediately rebuilt. William Plewes died in 1895, having owned the Meadow Lily Mills for a quarter of a century. The mill was taken over by his son Heber Plewes.

It was not rebuilt after the third fire it had and since then stands in ruins. we decided to venture down there to see what we could find. Very interesting place to visit....things are hidden in places that history books don't even mention. Very cool place to check out if you are interested :)

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Status: Abandoned | Category: Mill/Foundry


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Province: Ontario

Elizabeth.Sullivan says:
9/15/2012 6:48:59 PM

My great great grandfather - Isaac Crouse - built the nearby Meadowlilly Bridge

jennifer84 says:
6/22/2012 10:44:04 AM

actually this place is located in meadowlily in london there is trails all over to walk on and a bike trail aswell....there is plenty of other interesting things there you just have to go deep enough to find it. I dont see why this should be removed as i have seen plenty of other foundation pics etc on this site. Not everyone would be interested in this place but some might

Golson Moldon says:
6/21/2012 10:26:48 PM

I think were all guilty of postiing bolders/drive by shootings etc. at one point or another. It's a good write up and history. Looks like a good hiking trip.

OAP says:
6/21/2012 9:21:56 PM

I'm thinking maybe this should be removed, not much of interest although they did some reaearch on the location.

jennifer84 says:
6/21/2012 1:37:44 PM

actually we did come across poison ivy lots of it along the path....but thankfully i did not touch it...next time i will not be wearing sandals lol.....it is a very interesting place there is trails all over and we walked some of them and found what looks to me as ruins of something else....verry nice place for a nature walk or just take ur bike as there is a bike trail

ground state says:
6/21/2012 12:23:27 PM

I kept cringing thinking of you in those sandals and poison ivy! - but try as I might, I could not see a single leaf of it anywhere in those pictures. Pretty amazing, given the location. You would think it would have been a big carpet of it!

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