The Water Mill
The Water Mill is over 150 years old!
The Water Mill was built around 1860 and it is one of the few remaining working Poncelet Breast-Shot wheels in the UK. It was used to drive a rack saw bench in the saw mill where trees from the estate were brought for cutting.
- The water wheel is 4.5 metres in diameter.
- There are 56 metal buckets.
- When the wheel was originally rebuilt it involved replacing over 1000 bolts.
- The wooden teeth on the cogs are made from Hornbeam trees, which can be seen growing by the side of the mill.
- There are 4 cogs of different sizes with different numbers of teeth. The second cog has 102 teeth and the smallest cog has 12 teeth.
- A total of 260 teeth!.