South and North Mill Photos
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Both South and North Mill ponds in Portsmouth are aptly named. From the 1650s until the 1880s both had working mills. The impounded tidewater of the South Mill (top) was used to grind grain until the city bought the water rights and removed the building. The North Mill (bottom) operated on Fresh Creek off Elm Street (now Woodbury). A 1764 dam created the second tide-mill that operated as both a grist and sawmill.



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South Mill Portsmouth, NH/ Strawbery Banke Archive

North Mill, Portsmouth, NH / Strawbery Banke ARchive

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
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