Kirkby Town Trail - Part 4

We now turn right into Mill Lane passing as we do so an old building known as Woods Garage and until fairly recently the last remaining smithy, this view has barely changed since the early 1900s. Mill Lane as its name would suggest was the site of a cornmill. The watermill stood until the 1950s and the mill pond and dam, restored in the 1960s, can still be seen. Mill Lane now becomes Boyes Brow and this then joins the junction of Bank Lane. Turning right into County Road we pass over the railway bridge. To our left, between the railway line and Ruffwood School, used to stand the waterworks with its distinctive water tower, said to have been modelled on towers at Warwick Castle. This building was demolished in the 1960s but gave its name to the Tower Hill area of the town.