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Kenderdine House and Mill

Kenderdine Mill

The Kenderdine Mill, at the intersection of Keith Valley and Davis Grove Roads in Horsham, is a beautiful example of a 18th century mill. The mill was built in 1834 and remained in operation until the early 1900s. It was later restored by Ronald Mintz and was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1992. The mill and complex are currently a private residence. Registry (#91002011)

The complex includes four contributing buildings and one contributing structure. They are the original fieldstone mill (1734-1735), mill race, early 19th century fieldstone mill owner's house, stable and carriage house (1858), and an early fieldstone house. (95)

The following is mostly taken from the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Kenderdine Mill Complex dated 12/10/1991(92)

The Kenderdine Mill historic complex includes:

  • the original fieldstone mill building (third story added in the 19th century) with its attendant raceways
  • a mill owner's house dating from the early 19th century when John Shay purchased the property
  • stable and carriage house constructed in the middle of the 19th century by the Shays

Across Keith Valley Road is an earlier, fieldstone house constructed in two phases which began as the original house of the Richard Kenderdine family. It later became the home of Richard's son, Joesph Kenderdine, a millwright and the probable builder of the mill. (This building, the Joseph Kenderdine House was razed in 2012.)

The mill complex was positioned in a shallow valley where two small waterways could supply a millpond and dam and millrace. These two water sources assured a sufficient head to operate the mill. The site was linked to Graeme Park, which was opened in 1736, by a path which later became the Keith Valley Road. A generation later the Davis Grove Road was opened on the south providing a more direct link to the site.

Kenderdine Mill Visit

Join us on a tour of the beautifully restored Kenderdine Mill. Open to Members and their guests only. RSVP 215.343.0659.

HPHA celebrates the holidays each year with a covered dish supper at one of our members' historic homes. We'd like to thank Rich Dougherty for inviting us back again to the beautiful and historic Kenderdine Mill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places for our 2011 event.

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