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Loftus Water Mill

Loftus Water Mill

Loftus water mill on Gaskell Lane. A mill has been on this site since medieval times. The water to power the mill came from a pond above the waterfall along a leat to a second pond and then along a second leat to the waterwheel believed to be an overshot wheel, the most efficient type. Most of the machinery is still in situ, by courtesy of the present owner. An historic part of Loftus deserving of preservation.

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

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