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Tingler's Mill

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Late 19th century. VA 311 at VA 600
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

Built on a mill site established in 1780, this two-and-a-half-story weatherboarded timber-frame mill building has an overshot metal waterwheel. The three-level interior is dominated by flour-processing belt-driven machinery—roller mills, wheat scourers, wooden elevators, and level bolters/sifters manufactured in Salem, Virginia. The mill also includes wheelshaft-driven burr stones and a meal bin for production and collection of coarser-ground corn. Like most rural merchant mills of this period, Tingler's Mill is utilitarian in appearance, with cornice returns at the gabled ends as its principal decoration. Thanks to an influx of outdoor recreation seekers, the mill and the small Paint Bank community have been smartly refurbished.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Tingler's Mill", [Paint Bank, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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