SP3265 : Foundations in the River Leam below Mill Bridge and weir, Royal Leamington Spa

taken 2 months ago, near to Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Foundations in the River Leam below Mill Bridge and weir, Royal Leamington Spa
Foundations in the River Leam below Mill Bridge and weir, Royal Leamington Spa
Mill Bridge and weir were opened in 1903, the work of William de Normanville, Borough Engineer. The bridge afforded pleasing views up and down a widened river, achieving a longstanding aspiration in the town. The foundations, made visible by the low water level in the summer drought, are of Oldham's Mill, a steam-powered corn mill whose intrusive bulk and smoking chimney had for decades disfigured the centre of the Royal Spa. After the Corporation bought the mill in 1898 it was demolished and the river improvement project begun. The Oldham family had also operated boating as well as two swimming pools in the river. Until 1878 they had supplied filtered river water to those who could afford it; the mill's steam engine powered a pump.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Royal Leamington Spa 
Postcode District (from Tags)
CV31 
Area (from Tags)
Old Town 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3210 6553 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.2185N 1:31.8500W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3211 6555
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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