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Report - Tone Mill - Wellington - October 2014



Idavoll

Who?
Regular User
#1
I've been rather lazy with my reports so thought I'll post something up from last year. Tone was my first mill and though it's obviously seen better days I thought it still had a certain charm about it. Big thanks to WhoDaresWins for this little jaunt. :)

History

Tone Mill was the last woolen mill in the West Country and was built in 1830 for the Fox Brothers Company. Though originally completely water-powered, the Mill later had an electric motor installed to supplement the water-wheel during times of drought, although the water wheel continued to be used for many decades after.

The works finally closed in 2000 and production was moved to a more contemporary location. Despite being derelict for many years, the mill still has many pieces of the original machinery used as well as cloth and carpet samples.


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And because no day out would be complete without getting up high:

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Thanks for looking.
 

AuntieKnickers

inquisitive historian
Regular User
#6
Great report. i never tire of seeing this place. been twice now (bit of a trek for us), its even manageable even on crutches lol
 

Seffy

Bally up!
Regular User
#7
Noiceeee. Glad to see you got up high at the back too, some people don't bother with that... Offers a fine view of Wellingtonian land :)