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Scaling Mill

Scaling Mill

I don’t think it’s still standing but in 1946 it was for sale, all 32 acres of it with the house standing by the side of the swift running mill stream and adjoining a series of waterfalls, at the end of the house is the old water wheel. This had it’s own water supply piped from a spring situated on high ground, another property on a Lady Day tenancy of £38 per annum. Today a weir and mill race running towards the mill can still be easily identified, but the actual location of mill is little more that a few foundations now.

Stuart Grey told us: ”In the early 1970s, I explored the remains of Scaling mill and took photographs of the remaining water mill mechanism. The “pit wheel”, the “great spur” and the  shafts for the “stone nuts” which actually turned the “mill stones”; all made out of wood were still in good condition. Outside in the stream standing against the wall of the mill,there was still  part of the actual waterwheel; although only the metal framework.” Carole Popham tells us ”My grandparents, Ben and Betty Barry used to farm here. I remember visiting late fifties/early sixties. I went back last year for the first time since then and was sad to see that there was virtually nothing left but did find some bricks from the old dairy. As a child it was a wonderful place to visit but there was no lighting in the house and life must have been quite hard for my grandparents.”

Thanks go to Mrs Waton for sharing the catalogue with us also thanks to Stuart and Carole for the updates.

1 comment to Scaling Mill

  • Carole Pophamu

    I was pleased to come across this photo of Scaling Mill Farm as my grandparents, Ben and Betty Barry used to farm here. I remember visiting late fifties / early sixties. I went back last year for the first time since then and was sad to see that there was virtually nothing left but did find some bricks from the old dairy. As a child it was a wonderful place to visit but there was no lighting in the house and life must have been quite hard for my grandparents. Regards Carole Popham

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