SK2042 : Osmaston Sawmill

taken 9 months ago, near to Osmaston, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Osmaston Sawmill
Osmaston Sawmill
The nearby information board explains that the sawmill "was built around the 1850s in order to meet timber demands on the Estate. At its peak the sawmill employed 20 people and all timber was sourced locally". It was closed in the 1980s in the face of cheap imported timber and competition from larger mechanised sawmills. It was re-roofed in 2011 and "it is hoped [it] will be converted to cater for events and functions, or possibly as a holiday house ... run in conjunction with the wedding and event business already running on the Estate". Built in a kind of picturesque alpine style, the mill was powered by Shirley Brook, which was dammed (behind the camera) to provide a head of water.
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Date Taken
Friday, 24 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2074 4283 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.9449N 1:41.5524W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2075 4284
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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