SK2042 : Osmaston Sawmill waterwheel

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

Osmaston Sawmill waterwheel
Osmaston Sawmill waterwheel
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 to provide a head of water.
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Date Taken
Friday, 24 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Country estates 
Season (from Tags)
Spring 
Place (from Tags)
Derbyshire 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2073 4283 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.9449N 1:41.5613W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2073 4286
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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