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The Pin Mill

Originally constructed as a garden house at Woodchester in Gloucestershire in about 1730.Afterwards it was used as mill for the manufacture of pins hence the name but was later used a store for a tannery.
Henry, the 2nd Lord Aberconway, admired the building which by 1938 was in a very dilapidated state of repair. A venture to raise funds for repairs, locally, failed and he then purchased it providing the tanner with a more suitable store.
The estate joiners and masons were sent to dismantle it, carefully numbering each item along with the roof timbers and tiles which were then transported to Bodnant. Here it was re-erected in brick as was the case originally, and rough cast outside.
Various alterations were made including repositioning windows and restoring the ogee shape to the roof.
A staircase was included, designed by the architect,J. Murray Easton, who advised on the other alterations. The staircase was made in the joinery shop of the shipbuilders, John Brown of Clydebank of which Henry was chairman.
After deliberation the current site was selected and work was completed in 1939.
Today it is used as a wedding venue.
by Richard Hoare

Created: Mon, 1 Feb 2016, Updated: Mon, 1 Feb 2016


19 images use this description:

SH7972 : The Pin Mill, Bodnant Garden by Robin Drayton
SH7972 : The Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden - inscription by Stephen Craven
SH7972 : Pin Mill - March 2003 by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : Bodnant Garden - The Pin Mill by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : A classic view of the Pin Mill but on a dull summer's day by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : Gardens and Pin Mill by DS Pugh
SH7972 : The Pin Mill against autumn trees by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : A classic view of the Pin Mill from Rose Terrace but on a dull summer's day by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : Pin Mill,  Bodnant Garden by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : Above the pergola on the lower rose terrace by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : Side view of the Pin Mill by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : The Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden by Stephen Craven
SH7972 : Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : Pin Mill and Lower Rose Terrace by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : The Pin Mill viewed from the Lower Rose Terrace by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : Pin Mill on a dewy morning by Richard Hoare
SH7972 : The Pin Mill at Bodnant Garden - hopper by Stephen Craven
SH7972 : Towards the Pin Mill by DS Pugh


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