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Report - Hauxton Mill - Hauxton - Cambridgeshire- august 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Porker of the night, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Porker of the night

    Porker of the night Like a cat on a fence....
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    History
    The Hauxton Mill is a classic English watermill

    The mill was the last working commercial mill of this type in the area. Commercial activity ceased at the mill in 1972, when the last Miller (Gerald Maurice Arthur "Moss" Turner) liquidated his civil engineering businesses (G.M.A. Turner & Son Ltd) which operated out of the mill and its grounds. The mill at the time belonged to a local landowner (squire) as part of his estate.
    Fisons rented the mill from the landowner, and used the mill itself for storage. Planning permission to convert the building to various uses was always rejected due to the historic interest. The new mill house was converted to flats, and after another round of legal changes was finally used as an administrative office before falling into disuse in the mid eighties.
    The mill was left unattended, with the doors and windows blocked and barred, and gradually fell into a state of disrepair. A grate in front of the mill wheel was removed for now forgotten reasons, and a storm sent a tree crashing into the wooden wheel, effectively ending the operability of the mill around 1980. The grating has since been replaced and the remains of the tree removed.

    The Explore
    i happened to come across this beautiful little mill whilst on a job in the area, me and a non member was returning home after already checking out another location. As soon as entry took place i knew this was a real gem of a location. The first glimpse of this wooden industial beast made my excitment levels hit the roof! Walking about was awfully dodgey, with floorboards bending away under our feet and the creaking of the structure making us sweat! after about 40 mins of hastely wandering around i decided to leave and make our way back home.. some photos

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    Thanks for looking
     

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  2. UrbanZ

    UrbanZ 28DL Full Member
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    nice find, i love the 2nd and 5th pic they really capture this place well, good job. :thumb
     
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  3. silentwalker

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    What a great little place man! Beautiful settings inside :thumb
     
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  4. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    yep thta's a right good find that mate ..nicely done
     
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  5. Lenston

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    Looks quality this place.
     
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  6. Porker of the night

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    Cheers everybody! Was a good hour or so! Funny what you stumble across out of home terratory :thumb
     
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