TL2871 : River Great Ouse below Houghton Mill

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

River Great Ouse below Houghton Mill
River Great Ouse below Houghton Mill
Taken from above the sluice channel that allows the water to bypass the water wheel.
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)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2820 7196 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.8456N 0:7.2040W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2816 7198
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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