One of Wolverhampton's oldest landmark buildings on the eastern side of the City Centre is the Old Steam Mill in Corn Hill. It is the second corn mill on the site, built in 1852. The original mill, dating from the 1790s was destroyed in a disastrous fire in 1851.

The mill is one of three that were built alongside the canal, to take advantage of the extensive canal network for the transportation of wheat, and the transportation of milled flour to wholesalers. The other flour mills, the Albion Mill, and the Union Mill were nearby, but built at a later date.

The mill had a long working life, and easily outlived the competition. Both flour and animal feed were produced until 1959, when flour production ended. From that time until closure in 1990, only animal feed was produced.

An advert from 1974.

After many years of dereliction, hope was raised with a plan to convert the mill into apartments. Unfortunately nothing was done and the building fell into a sad state of repair.

Tragically the building was badly damaged in 2008 after a hideous arson attack, and has since been demolished.

The story of the mill is told in the following parts:

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