Wile Carding Mill
LocationBridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Typecarding mill, museum

The Wile Carding Mill is a defunct but still operational carding mill, in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada. The mill is now owned by the Province of Nova Scotia and operated as a museum by the DesBrisay Museum.

This water-powered mill was owned and operated by the Wile family from 1860 to 1968. The Wiles ran the mill but employed a number of workers, usually unmarried women, to operate the machinery. The mill was powered by a 7-horsepower (5 kW) overshot waterwheel using the water of Shady Brook, a tributary of the Lahave River.

It became a Registered Heritage Property in Bridgewater in 2013.[1]

See also


  1. ^ de Boer, Laura. "Wile Carding Mill Museum to become a Registered Heritage Property". Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia. IHNS (2013). Retrieved 1 October 2018.