SO3081 : Clun Youth Hostel - mill machinery

taken 6 years ago, near to Clun, Shropshire, Great Britain

Clun Youth Hostel - mill machinery
Clun Youth Hostel - mill machinery
This early 19th century water mill was converted to turbine drive in 1850 and closed in 1926. it became a Youth Hostel in 1931 and is the UK's third oldest continually operated Youth Hostel.

I've never see anything like this. This shows the two surviving drives to the underdrift stones above. The turbine shaft carries pulleys that are seen through the window in the background and belts passed to the fast and loose pulleys driving the stones above. The footstep bearings are carried on the original tentering beams and these would have been raised and lowered to adjust the gap between the stones. There were three sets of stones but the third pulley set is missing.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3035 8126 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.4923N 3:1.5417W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3035 8126
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Mill  Clun  National Mills Weekend  Machinery  Water Turbine 

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