Rochford, Stambridge Mill c.1955

Rochford, Stambridge Mill c.1955

Neg. R226016

Memories of Rochford

Ragstone Lodge, Stambridge Rectory

This looks very much like the rectory in Stambridge, but I know it's not. Does anyone have any memories of it or photos? My family lived there in the 1960s for a couple of years.

A memory of Rochford by Ruth Harle

When I Was A Girl

When I was about five years old my parents used to take us kids on a Sunday walk. Always remember it was to Stambridge mills. Back then the roads leading to the mill were not more then a country track. On the way to the mills ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Mary Jones

Market Day

I remember Rochford Market Square for the market days held there when I was a child, if my memory serves me correctly it was held every Thursday.  I used to love going to see the animals in their pens, calves and pigs mainly, ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Doreen Edwards

Stambridge Mill And Rochford Beach

When I was a kid about of about 10 we used to swim from the sluice at the mill. It was great for swimming as the current was strong at the gates. Also the beach was more popular, we used these sites till ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Mark Wilson

This photo is available to buy in a range of sizes and styles, including framed and on canvas.


The Mill stood to the south of Rochford on the tidal estuary of the River Roach. Many mills existed along the tidal arms of the sea fingering into Essex which provided easy transport by water. It was originally a water mill, and was owned by Rankins the Millers when it burned down in April 1965.