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Report - Elton Mill Jan 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by George64, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. George64

    George64 28DL Full Member
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    Hi all, went for a quick look at this one with a buddy, and was not expecting it to be as 'non-chavved' as it turned out to be, quite good i thought :)

    A bit of history...
    The mill was built pre-1800, though had a major overhaul in 1840, in which the north wing was pretty much completely reconstructed. Later a wood panel/ red brick outbuilding (for want of a better word) for agricultural storage was added.
    The mill over looks the river Nene, very picturesque if i say so myself.

    In the 90's (i think) the mill was re opened as a tourist attraction but closed shortly after, this probably explains the newish looking wood holding up most of the attic.

    On with the pics...

    Front facing side of the mill
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    Some of the old machinery left inside. (this tured the water energy to rotational energy for the actual mill. (1st floor)
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    The water wheel (bit knackered)
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    Some of the bits left in the farmer's storage
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    2nd floor
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    Attic
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    Thanks for looking!
    feedback?
    :)
     

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