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Thamesford Mill

Oxford County, Ontario

Location Owner Dave Summer
Creation Date Jun 06 2011
Status Demolished
Category Mill/Foundry
Location Oxford County, Ontario
Site number #2802

An early settler to the Thamesford area was named Mr. Finkle. Sometime during the mid 1800’s he constructed a mill. The Finkle Mill was also used as a place to hold Anglican masses, the first of which took place in 1845. By 1851, Thamesford had grown to approximately 200 residents. It contained grist, saw and fulling mills, a saleratus, two pot and pearl asheries and a tannery. The Thamesford Mill was constructed in 1898 as a replacement to the Finkle mill when it was destroyed by fire. Thamesford Mill consisted of a Shur-Grain feed mill and the sales office. The sales office is said to have closed in 1997. The property went up for auction and was purchased by an individual who plans to turn the mill into a restaurant and hotel. The future of this location seems uncertain. Despite being purchased, the property has been seen for sale on various websites. The asking price is $375,000. Today you will find a street in Thamesford bearing the Finkle name. Thamesford is located at the corners of Highway # 2 and 119. It can be reached by taking highway 2 west from Woodstock. Merged with original entry (admin)

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avatar of superss
superss From the article phrenzee provided, "But Zorra Township never designated the mill a heritage site. Chief administrative officer Don MacLeod said it wasn't by choice. "The Township doesn't have a heritage committee, so we didn't have the ability to do that." So, nothing can be designated a heritage site, because you don't have a committee? Useless!!
Aug 13 2014
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doom vs Damn...they're taking it apart. Wonder what will be saved.
Feb 19 2013
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steaksauce Went right up to the top floor a few years back for a photoshoot for a friends music career. Pretty shakey ground you are walking on, but if you watch where you are stepping you should be fine.
May 13 2012
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Adriana Yep, I think so too!
Feb 27 2012
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doom vs +1 what phrenzee said.
Feb 27 2012
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spydrgyrl Great write-up! Thanks for sharing! :)
Jun 07 2011