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Meadowlily Mill


Discovered by jennifer84
Created Jun 21 2012
Recent status Abandoned
Category Mill/Foundry
City London, Ontario
Location # 4941
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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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Unknown user i grew up on meadowlily road , have lots of pics of the mill ruins wish i could click on and view yours

Aug 08 2020  • 0 like(s)
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Unknown user My great great grandfather - Isaac Crouse - built the nearby Meadowlilly Bridge

Sep 15 2012  • 0 like(s)

jennifer84 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

Jun 22 2012  • 0 like(s)

Golson Moldon 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.

Jun 21 2012  • 0 like(s)
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Unknown user I'm thinking maybe this should be removed, not much of interest although they did some reaearch on the location.

Jun 21 2012  • 0 like(s)

jennifer84 actually we did come across poison ivy lots of it along the path....but thankfully i did not touch time i will not be wearing sandals 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

Jun 21 2012  • 0 like(s)

ground state 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!

Jun 21 2012  • 0 like(s)