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Where the Monks ground Corn into
- This was one of the places where the
- The mill was used to grind corn, so that
it gave up the flour inside.
- The fast flowing water in the river
turned a huge wheel with paddles.
- This turned various cogs and other wheels
which led to a big flat stone rotating against another stone. These
were the 'Mill Stones'.
- Corn was poured into a hole in the top of
the upper stone. It was then crushed in the gap between the two
- Flour then came out of the grains of
corn. It was collected together and put into big bags.
- Some bags of flour were taken to the abbey
kitchen to turn into bread. Some were sold at market.
- The mill at Abingdon
Abbey can still be seen today.