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Report - Harvington Water Mill, May 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Happyshopper, May 4, 2011.

  1. Happyshopper

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    This is a solo explore that I've been looking at for a little while, and I think it's a first on here. There's not a lot of history on the place, but what little there is I leave below:


    And when I say nature is taking it back, I mean it...

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    You can still see the frame of the outside waterwheel, but sadly there is not a lot of it left. The bypass wheel is in better condition and could easilly be restored. There was once access accross the main wheel between the two blocks on the ground floor but this has been bricked up.

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    Not too much to see in the two storey block, as is consistent with the whole building there is no flooring save the beams once you get off the ground. There's no access to the ground in the smaller block, but nothing to see anyway.

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    The main three storey building was more interesting, although there is no access to the second floor. There appeared to be some kind of wooden hopper up in the rafters but my battery was dying so didn't have time for more than hand held shots really.

    These are from the first floor:

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    And the ground floor:

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    The metal bars had fallen out of one of the windows, so here's the view to the front. The "path" you can see through the middle is the route the water takes to the bypass wheel, although the whole area would have been full at one time.

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    And from down by the bypass wheel. Still muddy, but ok if you go log to log. The waterway opposite is now used as a dry dock, but otherwise all the water takes the new route around the mill rather than through it. In the second shot notice the two styles of roof tiling on the smaller block - such a shame that's no longer a feature of the whole building!

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    Thanks for reading :cool:
     

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    A couple more shots from more recent visits:

    Climbing to the third floor (second floor is empty):

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    Features, including some lovely rustic yet very strong wooden beams:

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    :)​
     
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