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Default Hawarden Water Corn Mill - 01-11-2011, 08:20

Went on a nice Welsh Walk and came across this old mill, can't really find much about it other than this:



WATER POWER CORN MILL, c. 1920

The remains of this mill can be seen by taking the footpath south-east from the car park on Tinkerís Dale Hill. Built for Sir lohn Glynne in 1767, it lies just outside the walls of the Park. It was powered by water from Broughton Brook which flows to the south. The brook was dammed forming a mill pond to the west of the mill, and two sluice gates controlled the flow of water through channels to the wheel, which was beneath the arch to the left of the mill building. The vintage lorry, on the right, is ready to leave with its load of corn, and the driver stands nonchalently waiting for the photographer to take the picture. William lones was
miller from 1851 until his death in 1874, when his son, also William lones, took over until his death in 1910.





Little Sallybear for scale, she's not that little at least 5'7" !! It was a huge wheel.



























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Default 01-11-2011, 11:22

Cool find, it looks like a great building in the old picture.
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Default 01-11-2011, 12:10

Lovely, amazed those cogs haven't been dragged away for scrap.
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Default 01-11-2011, 12:13

Whats that to the left on picture number 4? It looks like stones banded together with iron bands. Wouldn't be a grinding stone would it?
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Default 01-11-2011, 15:36

Very nice find well done
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Default 01-11-2011, 19:23

I think they were grinding wheels, I have seen corn stone grinders before, and they were solid stone, these ones looked like they were made from many pieces of stone. The whole place was amazing, and the late afternoon sun made it all the more delicious.

This place is 30 mins from home and I didn't even know it existed!! Quite exciting that there are still interesting finds close to home.


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Default 01-11-2011, 23:13

what a sweet find
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Default 01-11-2011, 23:58

good stuff sal is there much culvert action there
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THere certainly is Georgie, was flowing very fast though, it's a bit hard trying to show two little'uns how to behave near water when all you want to do is get in it yourself!!


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Default 02-11-2011, 14:50

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good stuff sal is there much culvert action there
More water slide action.


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