The Old Mill by ellida

The Old Mill

The old water powered mill at Boot in Eskdale does function during the warmer part of the year, but as a 'living museum' feature.

The circular stones that you see in the picture are worn out grinding stones taken from the mill. They reckon to get about 20 years from a stone set and the lower floor is paved with discarded ones!
What a great looking buildi g ... Looks like something George Clark would like to get hold of..
January 22nd, 2018  
What a lovely interesting shot. So many great textures, colours and shapes. I particularly love the wood of the door and the steps. Great capture. Fav
January 22nd, 2018  
Lovely stonework and lots to look here, great building
January 23rd, 2018  
Fantastic building - so much work must have gone in to building this and those old timber doors are priceless.
January 23rd, 2018  
Delightful.....Age, character, textures & I so like those low doorways & slab steps...great colour here too...Fav
January 23rd, 2018  
Terrific detail there
January 23rd, 2018  
@julzmaioro @suesmith @suzanne234 @purdey @happysnaps @joannakate Thanks for commenting. It's a very rustic place and has been operating for... well, here's an extract from local records:

"It is not known when milling began at this place but it may be as long as 3,000 years ago when the forests were cleared and cereal crops were first grown. The mills recorded history starts in 1294 with an entry in estate records "...all the mill of Easkdale which renders 19s 6d yearly". The mill stones found around the site and even laid in the floor of the mill are estimated to represent at least 700 years worth of milling."
January 23rd, 2018  
@ellida amazing history... hard for us kuwis to comprehend when something old here is only about 200 years old..
January 23rd, 2018  
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