Query about its location
The following query was posted to the site by Ray Peters on 15/10/01
I don’t know if you can help but whilst researching my family tree I discovered that my ancestors owned Copperas Gap Mill somewhere near Portslade, Brighton from 1820 to 1882 when it was deemed unsafe and dismantled. Unfortunately I cannot find where it was and whether it was water or wind driven.
Details from the History of Portslade
I got my information from (History of Portslade) Chapter 7. The Peters Family. It reads:
Perhaps the most interesting connection is that with the windmill which used to stand in North Street. Before William and Francis ran the mill, Thomas Peters was there from 1820 until around 1832. William and Francis ran it together until around 1870 when Edwin Peters joined the family firm he and Francis were partners until about 1880 . Then Edwin continued on his own until 1882 when the mill was found to be unsafe and demolished.
A request for information
From the census I know my ancestors lived at Copperas Gap. Do you have any information at all. I am trying to find information, pictures, drawings, location.