TL2871 : River Great Ouse, Houghton Mill

taken 4 years ago, near to Houghton, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

River Great Ouse, Houghton Mill
River Great Ouse, Houghton Mill
The river just above the mill building which is on the left edge of the photo.
Houghton Mill on the River Great Ouse is a National Trust property. LinkExternal link
It is a grade 2 listed building. LinkExternal link
Houghton Mill - NT
Houghton Mill is a very large watermill, at its peak running 10 stones at one tonne of flour an hour.
It is a 17th C building, enlarged in the 19th C. Alterations can be seen easily throughout the building. There were three wheels, two on the southern side (gone) and a restored smaller one on the northern side. Inside is a well preserved, well presented National Trust property with considerations for the photographer.
In the late 1990s the northern side was restored and recommissioned, flour is ground on Sundays only due to water permits. However a hydro-turbine is being fitted and a new set of stones to grind in the week. In the 1930s Houghton was sold to the locals who donated it to the NT, who leased it to the Youth Hostel association from 1934 to 1982. Now it's a popular spot for all.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2812 7198 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.8575N 0:7.2740W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2815 7198
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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