SJ4553 : Timber Overshot Water Wheel, Stretton Mill

taken 6 years ago, near to Stretton, Cheshire, Great Britain

Timber Overshot Water Wheel, Stretton Mill
Timber Overshot Water Wheel, Stretton Mill
The overshot wheel was added at the west end of the mill in 1770. The date "1977" over the wheel refers to its restoration.
Stretton Mill
Stretton Watermill is a working historic watermill owned and administered by Cheshire West and Chester Council. The mill has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building and the mill machinery is considered to be of national importance (English Heritage Building ID: 403423 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

The mill is in two storeys, with an attic for storing grain. It is constructed on a timber-framed core which dates from 1630, on the footings of an earlier 14th century mill building. In 1770 a brick extension was added to the mill over the original wheel, the roof was raised and the thatched roof replaced by slates. The timber framing was encased in weatherboarding and sandstone, and an overshot wheel was added. In 1852 the timber breastshot wheel was replaced by a similar type of wheel in cast iron.

The mill finally ceased operation in 1959. It lay derelict for over a decade but was bought by Cheshire County Council and restored as a museum, which opened to the public in 1977.

LinkExternal link Stretton Watermill (Cheshire West Museums)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 45446 53017 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.2952N 2:48.9409W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 45447 53022
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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