SN0403 : Carew Tidal Mill

taken 15 years ago, near to Carew, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Carew Tidal Mill
Carew Tidal Mill
Following a fire in 1955 which destroyed a similar building in Pembroke, this tidal mill remains the only one of its kind in Wales.

A mill of some kind has existed here since as early as 1542 but the present building dates from the early 19th century. One of the two mill wheels carries the date 1801. The term “French Mill”, often used about Carew, may be a reference to the use of French burr stones. It is hoped that the south wheel will at least be able to turn some of the auxiliary machinery on a regular basis in the future.

Thanks to another contributor for some of the additional historic information.
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SN0403, 206 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 July, 2002   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 May, 2005
Category
Watermill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 041 038 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.9210N 4:50.1270W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 041 037
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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