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sallybear 01-11-2011 07:20

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


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.

The-Village-Idiot 01-11-2011 10:22

Cool find, it looks like a great building in the old picture.

carabeener 01-11-2011 11:10

Lovely, amazed those cogs haven't been dragged away for scrap.

carabeener 01-11-2011 11:13

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?

The Cat Crept In 01-11-2011 14:36

Very nice find well done :thumbs

sallybear 01-11-2011 18:23

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.

Snake Oil 01-11-2011 22:13

what a sweet find :thumbs

georgie 01-11-2011 22:58

good stuff sal is there much culvert action there

sallybear 02-11-2011 07:16

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!!

Gibbo 02-11-2011 13:50


Originally Posted by georgie (Post 144327)
good stuff sal is there much culvert action there

More water slide action. :)

54Strat 03-11-2011 00:18

Funny thing, I was driving through Hawarden today and every time I go through the village I've wondered where this place was. I found it on Flickr a while back and now you've found it for real, nice one.

Nice write up too. Next thing to find here are the air raid shelters on the footpath to the south east of the estate just off the B5125.

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