2007

SH7972 : The Pin Mill against autumn trees

taken 17 years ago, near to Graig, Conwy, Wales

This is 1 of 9 images, with title starting with The Pin in this square
The Pin Mill against autumn trees
The Pin Mill against autumn trees
Pictured near mid-day in November, the Lily Pond reflects the Prince of Wales feathers, whilst the Pin Mill stands out against a background of autumnal coloured trees.
The Pin Mill

Originally constructed as a garden house at Woodchester in Gloucestershire in about 1730.Afterwards it was used as mill for the manufacture of pins hence the name but was later used a store for a tannery.
Henry, the 2nd Lord Aberconway, admired the building which by 1938 was in a very dilapidated state of repair. A venture to raise funds for repairs, locally, failed and he then purchased it providing the tanner with a more suitable store.
The estate joiners and masons were sent to dismantle it, carefully numbering each item along with the roof timbers and tiles which were then transported to Bodnant. Here it was re-erected in brick as was the case originally, and rough cast outside.
Various alterations were made including repositioning windows and restoring the ogee shape to the roof.
A staircase was included, designed by the architect,J. Murray Easton, who advised on the other alterations. The staircase was made in the joinery shop of the shipbuilders, John Brown of Clydebank of which Henry was chairman.
After deliberation the current site was selected and work was completed in 1939.
Today it is used as a wedding venue.


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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Park and Public Gardens Woodland, Forest other tags: National Trust Garden Autumn Colours Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Pin Mill [60] · Lily Pond [29] · Reflected [10] · Autumnal Colours [4] ·
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SH7972, 360 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Richard Hoare   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 2 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 May, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7984 7224 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.0134N 3:48.1021W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7996 7234
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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