Beverley Mill, also known as Chapman Mill, is a historic grist mill located north of Interstate 66 and Virginia State Route 55 in Thoroughfare Gap near Broad Run, Virginia, straddling the county line between Prince William and Fauquier Counties. It was built about 1759, and is a five-story, four bay by three bay, rubble stone structure. The water power was provided by Broad Run which, in its 1,300-foot (400-metre) passage through the Gap, drops 87 feet (27 metres). Exterior mill machinery included a 29-foot (8.8-metre) metal waterwheel and sluice gate as well as a stone mill race. The mill continued in operation through World War II.[3] It is included in the Thoroughfare Gap Battlefield.

Beverley Mill
Beverley's Mill, State Route 55, Thoroughfare (Prince William County, Virginia).jpg
Beverley's Mill, HABS Photo
Beverley Mill is located in Northern Virginia
Beverley Mill
Beverley Mill is located in Virginia
Beverley Mill
Beverley Mill is located in the United States
Beverley Mill
LocationJunction of Virginia State Route 55 and Beverleys Mill Road, near Broad Run, Virginia
Coordinates38°49′28″N 77°42′39″W / 38.82444°N 77.71083°W / 38.82444; -77.71083Coordinates: 38°49′28″N 77°42′39″W / 38.82444°N 77.71083°W / 38.82444; -77.71083
Area9.9 acres (4.0 ha)
Built1759 (1759)
Part ofBroad Run-Little Georgetown Rural Historic District (#16000205)
NRHP reference #72001411[1]
VLR #076-0002
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 23, 1972
Designated CPApril 21, 2016
Designated VLRNovember 1, 1971[2]
The mill ruins in 2013.

The mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1] On October 22, 1998, a fire resulting from vandalism gutted the mill, which is awaiting restoration.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (August 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Beverley Mill" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ "Beverley Mill aka Chapman's Mill". government of Prince William County, Virginia. Archived from the original on January 24, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.

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