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I've searched high and low for info on this place and can't find anything except for the fact that it's grade 2 listed building. Visited here with Innercityrob one evening we were at a loose end. Thanks to MarkyMark who spotted access was possible and giving us the heads up!

The mill house next to the actual mill was still sealed so we couldn't get in there. Obviously the resident tramp was evicted and the house boarded up.

On with the pictures, I hope you like the processing, I've tried something different to try and capture the old feel of the place.












And a few colour ones to finish off



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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

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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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.
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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

are merely eye-opening... try these (in brief) :


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

to abridge here, and it is best if the reader merely gawps with an open-

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

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