TG2322 : The former Buxton Water Mill

taken 14 years ago, near to Buxton, Norfolk, Great Britain

The former Buxton Water Mill
The former Buxton Water Mill
Viewed from the east. The existence of a watermill at Buxton was recorded in the Domesday book of 1085; the mill was last rebuilt (as a working mill) in 1754 by William Pepper, a merchant living in Buxton, the building being constructed of white painted brick and weatherboard, with a pantile roof. The millstones, used for grinding animal food stuffs and flour, were driven by water power. 98% of the milled wheat was grown locally, and in its heyday Buxton mill produced 1 ton of flour per hour. A silo was added in 1930, followed by a dryer in 1947 and in 1970 the mill was closed; first used as tea rooms then as an art gallery and craft centre, and later as a restaurant, the building was destroyed by a fire in 1991. Reconstructed by architect Keith Reay from 19th century North American pitched pine, salvaged from throughout Great Britain, this was the to-date largest timber-framed reconstruction to take place in the UK. After conversion into a hotel in 1998 the building has since then been converted again, this time into flats. LinkExternal link
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TG2322, 127 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 June, 2008
Category
Watermill (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 238 228 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.4224N 1:18.9461E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 238 228
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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