TL2236 : Stotfold Mill

near to Stotfold, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Stotfold Mill
Stotfold Mill
Watermill with a very wide breastshot wheel driving four pairs of stones. This is the cast iron hurst frame and the pit wheel, wallower, great spur wheel and three stone nuts are visible. Meal spouts can be seen from the two working stones. The mill has a serious infestation by plastic rats and one can be seen next to the oil can.
Stotfold Watermill
The phoenix mill (although officially Randall's mill after the owner). Why? Because in 1992 an arson attack gutted the place. Thankfully the grade II listed machinery survived the fire and still grinds today as over the years the mill has been rebuilt. Inside are two Derbyshire grits along with two of the new Holland millstone type. Power is provided via a wide overshot wheel.
Upstairs an array of machinery (sifters and crushers) are in working order.
The mill complex compromised of a steam powered roller mill (private house) with leaning chimney. The chimney was built by patients of the nearby mental hospital. Of course the mill itself along with a cart shed and mill house.
The site is open often and well worth a look.
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2012
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Sunday, 14 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 6 December, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Water resources 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2228 3675 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.9427N 0:13.1745W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2228 3675
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