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Nash Mills is a civil parish within Hemel Hempsteadmarker and Dacorummarker Borough Council on the northern side of the Grand Union Canalmarker, formerly the River Gade. It takes its name from the mill owned by John Dickinson in the 19th century (Nash Mill).

Part of its area was reassigned in the 1980s from Three Rivers District Council & Abbots Langleymarker Civil Parish. The borough council ward extends beyond the parish boundary.

History

Nash Mills School
A corn-mill in the area was recorded in the Domesday Book in the 11th century which subsequently belonged, in the Middle Ages, to the Abbey of St Albansmarker. It had been converted to papermaking in the late 18th century and subsequently purchased in 1811 by John Dickinson.

Nash Mill was renowned for its production of tough thin paper for Samuel Bagster's "Pocket Reference Bible". A major fire in 1813 was a setback, but the insurance enabled redevelopment for large scale production. After an experiment in 1887, fine rag paper was produced on electrically driven machines: a successful innovation at Nash Mill. In 1989, Nash Mill was sold to the international Sappi Group and continued to make paper until 2006, when it was closed down and sold. Redevelopment plans for housing were publicised in September 2007.

John Dickinson had Nash Mills School built in 1847.

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Notable residents



References

  1. http://www.nashmills.herts.sch.uk/our_school/history.html



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