SO8802 : St Mary's Mill - waterwheel

near to Hyde, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

St Mary's Mill - waterwheel
St Mary's Mill - waterwheel
The survivor of two breast shot waterwheels in this mill. This is a breast shot wheel with a rim drive through speed increasing gearing to a large pulley that drove the floors of the mill above. It is claimed that the two wheels developed 30 horsepower together. This wheel last turned in the 1940s and the severe wear on the gear teeth suggest it wouldn't have worked for much longer without replacement of the rim drive. The framework that supported the second wheel's drive gears is seen in the background. The photograph is a mixture of time and flash as the foreground gearing and the inside of the wheel were very dark.

You can see that the mill is not fireproof with cast iron columns supporting wooden floors.

There are a few open days per year and visits must be prebooked.
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2012
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Sunday, 27 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Industry  Water resources 
Former (from Tags)
Textile Mill 
Waterwheel (from Tags)
Breastshot 
Disused (from Tags)
Waterwheel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8857 0215 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.0775N 2:10.0112W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8857 0215
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