Avery's Sawmill 1880-1956

  • Photo of sawmill chimney with explanation of the adjacent drying room and engine room
  • Sawmill in the foreground in front of the railway with St mary's Church in the background
  • Wheatley from Ladder Hill. The sawmill is hidden behind the hedge, but the crane can be seen.
  • Avery's timber-yard and sawmill c. 1910
  • Avery's timber-yard and sawmill
  • Avery's sawmill was on the right
  • Avery's sawmill was on the left (south of the tracks) and Ladder Hill bridge can be seen in the distance
  • 1979 map extract
  • COPYRIGHT image of sawmill engine room
PictureOxon ref https://heritagesearch.oxfordshire.gov.uk/images/POX0065659
  • COPYRIGHT image of sawmill engine room
Archive Notes:

A collection of photos and articles, including an extract from one in 1936 (see record 272 for the full article) about the workings at Avery's Sawmill from 1880-1956. In 1908, Avery also acquired the Chillingworth interest adjacent to his yard, see one of the pdf attachments and also record 1156.

A 1979 map extract shows the timber yard still in existence if not in operation.

See 1814 for the later development of this area from Avery's talk.

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