SK4820 : Shepshed Watermill - Bevel Gears

taken 7 years ago, near to Shepshed, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Shepshed Watermill - Bevel Gears
Shepshed Watermill - Bevel Gears
This mill contains four of these gears to power four pairs of stones.
Shepshed Watermill
An early 19th century 3 storey watermill bought in 1996 and restored in 1999. A 17-ft diameter high breastshot wheel (restored and working) drove 4 pairs of millstones through two lineshafts. The next room to the waterwheel is the site of a sawbench powered via belts. The mill last saw action in 1939, a concrete bridge nearby was built by Germans POWs. There are several open days a year.
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Mills Open Weekend 2011
National Mills Weekend is an annual celebration of the UK's milling heritage. The event is organised by the Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
The 2011 dates were the 14th and 15th May. Over 450 buildings were open to visitors meaning many to choose from. They ranged from fully working wind and water mills to under restoration or rarely open buildings.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 May, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 486 207 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.9450N 1:16.8269W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 486 207
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