Tolkien's Shire

Mark Wilson

West Bromwich, United Kingdom

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Sarehole Mill is a Grade II listed water mill on the River Cole in Hall Green, Birmingham, England. It is one of only two working water mills in Birmingham.

Built in 1542 on the site of a previous pool. It was once known as Biddle’s Mill after the name of an early owner. The current building dates from 1771 and was restored 1969.

As early as 1755, the mill was leased by Matthew Boulton, one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution and leading figure of the Lunar Society, for scientific experimentation.

J. R. R. Tolkien lived within 300 yards of the mill between the ages four and eight, and would have seen it from his house. He has also said that he used the mill as a location in The Lord of the Rings.

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