Restoration of The Mill

 

The Mill Restoration

The Mill dates back to 1724 and has all the original machinery including two sets of millstones, original scales, and historic artifacts and bygones from the day. The building is on three floors and has an attached bakery which stopped production in the 1950s. This is now our family home. The following photographs show the restoration of this historic mill.
You can see that the roof was bowed which is due to all of the sacks of grain hoisted up from the ridge beam over many years. At some point about 40 years ago the slates were re-laid to the bow of the roof so I left it as it was and strengthened the timber from inside and insulated with a spray on foam which will also acts as a waterproof barrier. We had terrific support from The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Mills Section at the time of the restoration.

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