This wonderful old mill was built in 1784 and has been used for producing cotton, spinning and corn milling, during its many years of service.
The power came from the River Ure.
An off-shoot of the river was channelled to the mill to drive a huge water wheel. This stream of water is called the mill race. After turning the water wheel, the water went under the mill and escaped via a large, arched opening, back into the river. (This can be seen in the photograph.)
The mill race is still in evidence, gushing in a channel by the side of the pavement and though it does not turn the wheel any more, it still follows its original route. The mill is now a listed building (meaning it is protected from undesirable development) and is open as a craft shop and tearooms.
If you would like to know more of the history of this amazing place, please click here for a more detailed history.
Thank you for your interest.
I hope you enjoyed the photograph, Bev :-)
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williewhistler (7595) 2012-09-14 12:51
I`m always in awe of the sheer size of these old industrial buildings,the hard work that not only went into the actual construction but also the labours of its occupants.
An exceptional piece of architecture well recorded with nice clear details.
Best regards Les.
chrisvek (5689) 2012-09-14 12:56
Superb shoot with splendid composition and amazing details.Awesome colors and tones.Great framework too.Well done!
marabu61 (4182) 2012-09-14 13:08
an impressive shot of this ancient industrial building. the tree and the small waterfall add a good sense of scale to the building.
have a good weekend
marcan44 (6223) 2012-09-14 13:50
grazie davvero per queste foto mai banali di questi storici luoghi.
Questo vecchio mulino con il fiume che scorre ancora sotto e' fantastico e mi sembra che lo stato di conservazione per fortuna `molto buono.
T F S !
carlo62 (13574) 2012-09-14 14:06
una costruzione imponente, con un architettura molto austera. Il costruttore aveva ben pensato all'importanza dell'acqua all'interno di una costruzione che ospitava sicuaramente molte persone.
Una bella condivisione ed una bella foto.
emka (59040) 2012-09-14 23:35
Impressive mill, so unusually high one. And it used so much water. Superb com position, the rushing water is dynamically presented.
JFS (32429) 2012-09-15 0:05
Stunning image of that amazing house that seems to be throwing out water by its huge mouth.Shot full of life and energy.
Enjoy the WE!
All the best,
baddori (19065) 2012-09-15 0:12
Clean energy and industrial strength English.
Beautiful photos and presentation of a happy moment in history.
Mill, factory, energy and housing.
Beautiful pesentazione photo and interesting note.
Nicou (98813) 2012-09-15 2:47
Quel bâtiment fantastique iamge et captage sueprbe vue et compo avec le flot d'eau qui sort la belle végétation ce rendu sur la pierre de la facade sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
MJR (3214) 2012-09-15 3:14
This is on my doorstep ! And I must have driven past it dozens of times.... Shame on me !
A magnificent edifice, worthy of a picture for sure ! Sad to think its maight past in now a memory, lost in the mere chintz of tearooms and a shop.
At least its still standing, which is more than can be said for so much elsewhere.
You have given me a lovely dynamic scene, of good colour, and sound detail and sharpness. You have given me inspiration too, its now on my wishlist !!
ikeharel (38130) 2012-09-15 3:43
Built on top of the creeck, a big edifice old structure, and the stream of water pouring below - evidence of old industrial era, enfolds a piece of history within.
manage to show it's great details, inspite of low light conditions.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
saxo042 (31866) 2012-09-15 5:39
I always enjoy pictures of old mills and other industrial places. A very interesting link that you have included in your note! The picture is also well composed. An impressive building.
Sergiom (40207) 2012-09-15 5:56
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical sur le moulin. Le cours d'eau donne de la profondeur . La photo est très nette et on sent la texture dans la pierre.
timecapturer (31308) 2012-09-15 6:01
super shot of this magnificent mill. Your POV makes it so imposing and impressive. Superb execution with exquisite detail and a real sense of the sound of running water. Excellent image!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
Glint (5591) 2012-09-17 3:58
Although as ever you have produced a competent picture, it doesn't work as well as your other photos of buildings when you have photographed giving a corner view. I was here this summer too and remember feeling frustrated at being restricted to this front on view. This straight up and down doesn't offer much dof although the mill race stops it from feeling entirely two dimensional.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-09-17 7:56
imponente costruzione in mattoni con le piccole e particolari finestre.
Ben reso il passaggio dell'acqua dal mulino al fiume,
s_lush (15638) 2012-09-19 14:01
You have presented this historic place with the high-quality picture and very informative and interesting note. Perfectly well done!
annjackman (13463) 2012-09-20 21:39
I am always fascinated with these old mills and this is a very fine example. I love the way that the water is racing through with that chracteristic brown colour. The detail of the brickwork is excellent and shows the effect of weather with time. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (18393)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Textile Mills [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-14 12:37