Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

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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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9107 W: 362 N: 21070] (83022)
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