TG2322 : The former Buxton Water Mill - mill race

taken 10 years ago, near to Buxton, Norfolk, Great Britain

The former Buxton Water Mill - mill race
The former Buxton Water Mill - mill race
The existence of a watermill at Buxton was recorded in the Domesday book of 1085; the mill was last rebuilt (as a working mill) in 1754 by William Pepper, a merchant living in Buxton, the building being constructed of white painted brick and weatherboard, with a pantile roof. The millstones, used for grinding animal food stuffs and flour, were driven by water power. 98% of the milled wheat was grown locally, and in its heyday Buxton mill produced 1 ton of flour per hour. A silo was added in 1930, followed by a dryer in 1947 and in 1970 the mill was closed; first used as tea rooms then as an art gallery and craft centre, and later as a restaurant, the building was destroyed by a fire in 1991. Reconstructed by architect Keith Reay from 19th century North American pitched pine, salvaged from throughout Great Britain, this was the to-date largest timber-framed reconstruction to take place in the UK. After conversion into a hotel in 1998 the building has since been converted again, this time into flats. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 June, 2008
Water Features > Mill stream or race   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 237 228 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.3974N 1:18.8731E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 237 227
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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