Houghton Mill - NT :: Shared Description

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.
by Ashley Dace
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TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Meal Floor by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill by David P Howard
TL2871 : Houghton Mill by David P Howard
TL2871 : Houghton Mill by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : River Great Ouse below Houghton Mill by David P Howard
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Pit Wheel by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Crown wheel by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill by Alan Murray-Rust
TL2871 : River Great Ouse, Houghton Mill by David P Howard
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Meal Floor by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Breastshot Wheel by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Meal Floor by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Crownwheel by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Interior, Houghton Mill by David P Howard
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Gearing by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Houghton Mill - Governor by Ashley Dace
TL2871 : Interior, Houghton Mill by David P Howard


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Created: Mon, 20 Aug 2012, Updated: Tue, 4 Sep 2012

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