SH7972 : Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden

taken 11 years ago, near to Graig, Conwy, Wales

Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden
Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden
Although the Pin Mill was only erected as a summerhouse at Bodnant in the late 1930s, it actually dates back to c.1710AD when it was built as a working mill in Woodchester, Gloucs.
Changing the colour to one of black and white brings I think a touch of nostalgia.
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 Place: Pin Mill Bodnant Garden other tags: National Trust Garden Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SH7972, 360 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Richard Hoare   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 19 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 August, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7986 7227 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.0299N 3:48.0848W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7987 7229
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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