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Carrollton Roller Mills
Carroll Co. | Maryland | USA | Pre 1794
Township: Hampstead District #8 | Watersource: Tributary to the Potomac River.


Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

A very large 3.5 story stone and frame mill with a large frame ajoining windowless, structure of 3.5 stories about half the lengh of the main mill.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

An earlier mill on this site was identified as early as 1787. In 1794 it was owned by Richard Winchester.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

A 1798 tax list shows Caleb Stansbury as owner. In 1839 it was being run by Mr. Hartsook and by Thomas Shaffer in 1851.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

Caleb Stansbury's heirs deeded the mill to Joseph and William Stansbury in 1847. In 1850, William deeded it to Dr. Elisha D. Payne.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

It was Samuel Sanford Payne's mill in 1856 when sold by trustees to John Shamberger. In 1867 Isaac Winchester is shown as having a lumber yard and general store at Shamberger's Mill Village. The 1877 atlas showed Isaac as the owner of a grist and saw mill at Shamberger's Station.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

Winchester acquired the mill in 1870 and deeded it to Pere Winchester in 1882. The mill passed to Jeremiah Rinehart, then to Walter K. White and then to the Consolidated PUC.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

The 1911 Sanborn Atlas showed the Andrew Drechsler mill at Carrollton. William H. Long acquired the mill in 1915, William L. Crouse (1918), Marion Green (1925), and Abner Devilbiss (1933). The photo shows the outlet arch below the front lower door with wooden planking covering the tailrace for loading and unloading egress.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

The mill passed to William A. Fowble in 1946 and to Paul E. Grundman in 1947. The mill closed soon after that. Some of the mechanism of the sack hoist located in the peak of the main body of the mill.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

An H.I.E. Wolf flour dresser located within the mill.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

The wooden-toothed auger standing against the mill timber-support and the rafter is like those that are used in the bottom of the flour dresser on each side under liftable covers to move the flour to one end, on to another refining station.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

A line shaft with pulleys as they were used in the mill, only the belts are missing.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

One of about three or four sections of a new steel wheel, about 3-4 feet wide. Perhaps the wheel is going to be replaced and some restoration is scheduled for the future?

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

The grain hopper located above the millstone set housing/framework. Grain was poured into the hopper at a desired rate to ensure that the flour didn't clog up and spread around onto the top of the upper stone, but evenly filtered down, through the hole in the top stone to be gound between the two stones. The flour and middlings would work its way across the surfaces of the lower and upper stone, being ground as it progressed ultimately to the outside edge of the stones. There it would captured within the stone shroud/capsule and funneled elsewhere to be further processed.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

The hopper & run of stones to the left with the stone crane/hoist on the right. Each millstone could weigh up to 1000 lbs. or more depending upon the diameter of the stones, thereby requiring a crane of some sort to slowly lift the upper stone completely free of the lower stone so sharpening could take place.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

The miller's house located to the right of the mill complex.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 04/19/2008

A photo of the mill in the waning hours of a winter's evening/late afternoon really.

Carrollton Roller Mills
Picture: Gordon M. & S. L. Callison 2007

I have a colorized version of Carrollton Roller Mills, aka Winchester Mills, I'd like to pass on, to be added to this site. Gordy Callison This is a painting drawn by Gordon M. Callison and water-colored by my wife Sandy back in 2007. It is a birds-eye-view showing the mill from the side with the dam behind it, and in the forefront is the miller's residence. submitted: 05/14/2010

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Directions: Go SE of Md 27 in Westminster on Md 140/Baltimore Blvd. about five miles, turn left onto Reese Road. Go 2.5 miles, then make a left onto Carrollton Road and go about 2 miles to the mill on the left.
 
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