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Report - Ceulan Mill, South Wales - July 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by JMN, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. JMN

    JMN 28DL Full Member
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    Not posted anything for a long time, had quite a few failures over recent months so went for an easy option....

    Found myself working a few hours away from this site in the South of Wales, so popped along one night after work. A nice relaxed visit with some really interesting things inside. A very difficult place to photograph due to the very low light conditions and the to the fact that by the time I found it, it was around 730pm.
    Well worth a visit with a lot of machinery still in place, with even bobbins, wool and cotton still in situ on the machinery. The building consists of 3 floors, basement which is level with the river, the 1st floor which is level with the car park and 1st floor. Checked out the first first 2 floors. Poked my head up onto the second but the stairs were and bit rickety and not being the lightest person in the world and being on my own didn't go any further.

    Information found on the internet

    "Ceulan Mill was built in 1847 by the Morris family and produced flannel and cloth which was sent to markets across Wales and Great Britain. The mill was also a significant local employer and later became the first supplier of power to the local village, which was the first in in the county to have electricity. The parish council paid £10.00 per annum for street lighting and houses were charged 5 shillings for one 60W lamp which then cost a further seven shillings and sixpence for 3 months electricity supply. Mr Morris turned off the power at 10.30pm each night believing that that was quite late enough for anyone to be awake. During the Second World War demand for flannel products fell and despite diversification into new products and the opening of a shop on the first floor, the mill went into decline, finally closing in 1962. Unfortunately, attempts to donate the property to the National Trust for preservation were unsuccessful as the owner was unable to provide a share of the funding and the mill was abandoned."







    Cheers for looking.

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