…and lockhouse

The Fulling Mill

Both buildings are the remains of a complex which at the end of the fifteenth century comprised seven water mills. Most were demolished after the water supply was cut off in 1907. The fulling of woolen cloth i.e. cleaning and thickening process, were carried out at the fulling mill.*

The Fulling Mill

Lock House

*Information from a sign board beside the mill

8 Comments CherryPie on May 9th 2014

8 Responses to “The Fulling Mill…”

  1. Have you been to Three Mills Island in East London?
    Google it, one of the mills (I think it’s the House Mill) will be open tomorrow.
    And it’s FREE to visit it :) Yay!

    • CherryPie says:

      No it is a new one on me!! I can’t visit tomorrow I will be somewhere in the Midlands visiting my brother.

      Shutterchance meetup at Cosford on Sunday is also FREE! Will you be there?

  2. Lisl says:

    I like that lovely mellow brick. And I dropped in to say look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Cherie.

  3. ubermouth says:

    We had such a mill in Farnham whose garden was turned into a tea house,the mill a curio shop. I loved that place.

    What were they using this mill for ?

    • CherryPie says:

      That sounds like a lovely mill. I am not sure the mill was used but the lock house looked as if it may have been a cafe or tea shop, there were some picnic benches outside.

  4. Barbara says:

    Love the brickwork and arches.