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Report - Morden Mill Wareham November 2013

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Mon Ster, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Mon Ster

    Mon Ster Sweeet
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    Morden Mill..

    I believe it was a working mill around the 1860's

    listed as a grade 2 building

    a nice peaceful wander with ilike hiddenplaces was bitterly cold but well worth it

    a few local kiddies turned up while we were inside but left us well alone (apart from asking why we were taking photos )

    Then it was the turn of a concerned local farmer to tell us we were trespassing on private land and all that after a bit of yes sir sorry sir.....
    he was actually quite nice about it and told us a few bits turns out its going to be restored in the near future to its former glory.

    Full credit to Explorador for finding this little gem.











    thanks for looking.

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  2. Nestbox

    Nestbox 28DL Member
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    A personal narrative to readers.

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    Morden Mill, Morden
    Description: Morden Mill

    Grade: II
    Date Listed: 24 March 1971
    English Heritage Building ID: 108431

    OS Grid Reference: SY9064293887
    OS Grid Coordinates: 390642, 93887
    Latitude/Longitude: 50.7445, -2.1340

    Location: A35, Morden, Dorset BH20 7DU

    Locality: Morden
    Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
    County: Dorset
    Country: England
    Postcode: BH20 7DU


    7/153 Morden Mill
    GV II

    Detached water-mill - not in use. C18, enlarged in C19. Brick walls, with rounded ironstone quoins to the south-east angle. South wall plastered. Slate roof with coped gable on south. Weather vane at apex of this gable. 2 storeys. East elevation has stable door and one casement window with glazing bars on ground floor. Loft door and one top-hung window on first floor. Wheel replaced by turbine in late C19. Most machinery remains, included hoist wheel on south gable. RCHM Monument 44.

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    second house in the middle on the right
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    [​IMG] Re: Morden mill Wareham Dorset 2013
    was very nice on the way out a farmer who regularly checks the site asked what we were doing i replied just taking pics he said it was nice to see people taking a interest in abandoned places an said we were on private property an we had to leave but said in the near FUTURE THEY ARE RESTORING THE PLACE. From Oblivion State.

    b(44) Morden Mill (906938), with brick walls and slated roof, was built in the 18th century and extended and much altered in the 19th. On the first floor are three pairs of mill stones which were originally driven by an overshot waterwheel inside the mill, but this was replaced by a turbine in the late 19th century; corn bins and hoppers are contained in the roof space. From British History Online : Morden.
    Public info
    Property type: Detached house | Tenure: Freehold

    This 4 bed freehold detached house is located at Morden Mill, Morden Park Corner, Wareham BH20 7DJ. From Zoopla.
    Further refs' inc' Morden

    Transcribed and donated to the Dorset OPC Project by Kim Parker

    Kelly’s 1848 Kelly’s 1880 Kelly’s1898 Wilson 1870-2 Bartholomew 1887


    Kelly’s 1848 Kelly’s 1880 Kelly’s1898 Wilson 1870-2 Bartholomew 1887

    In my many hours of research I crossed many astonishing facts that

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    Transcribed and donated to the Dorset OPC Project by Kim Parker

    Kelly’s 1848 Kelly’s 1880 Kelly’s1898 Wilson 1870-2 Bartholomew 1887

    Judith; MUNDEN; Wife; M; 63; ; Sturminster Marshall; F87p1

    NB Sturminster = dairy agriculture region, around which the town's economy is built.

    Wives dealt with domestic handcrafts as cottage industry, such as

    Mary Jane; MUNDEN; Daug; Un; 20; Laundress; Morden; F87p

    Sherford Farm; Elizabeth ; CLARKE *******; Visitor; Un; 25; Dress Maker; Tarrant Hinton; F87p2

    Sarah Ellen; JOYCE; Daug; Un; 16; Glove Knitter; Morden; F93p14

    ; ; Mary Emma; JOYCE; Daug; Un; 14; Glove Knitter; Morden; F93p14

    ; ; Betsy Ann; JOYCE; Daug; Un; 12; Glove Knitter; Morden; F93p14

    NB. I was going to do a full analysis on this issue but it is too fascinating

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    mouth themselves! Put it like this - in modern terms and language... you

    didn't pop to a shop and get your clothing off the peg. You were made to

    stand - and the item was bespoke crafted for you. You got to know them

    on a personal level, just like your cobbler, blacksmith and quack doctor.

    How many of your own could you now call 'neighbours', and moreover,

    a friend? Well that is how the locals, and local economy operated, it was

    a TOTALLY different mindset, a different attitude, as each was so highly

    dependant upon each other. Psychologically, we have lost a great asset,

    an ideal, and association, one borne of dependance of the other based

    upon necessary goodwill and understanding: Think about this, and sigh!

    West Morden | Dorset Life - The Dorset Magazine
    Images for morden mill dorset

    This project is a beginning, one that is now started and that will never

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