1. The History
Not a vast amount of info on the net about this place Situated in the picturesque Cambridgeshire village of Elton the Water mill on the River Nene dates from pre-1800 but in the early 19th century it was extended and rebuilt, as indicated by the carving of 'AD 1840' on gable
plaque.

Used for grinding corn, the mill is 3 storeys high with an attic. Its iron and wooden waterwheel measured approximately 14 feet in diameter and 12 feet wide and remains place today with water still flowing beneath it. The miller's house which was attached to the north-west of the mill was demolished as far back as 1881.

The building was listed at Grade II in 1988 and it appears in the 90's the mill was (briefly) re-opened as a tourist attraction but closed shortly after and has sat empty and boarded-up since.

2. The Explore
The third in a trio of explores in this neck of the woods on a lovely Summer morning. This place is more like a museum building than a derelict building. Externally it still stands proud although itís boarded-up windows indicate that it has seen better days. Front the front it looks pretty inaccessible and with no intel about how to get it was the obligatory round the back for a shufty routine. That soon paid dividends and I was in. Overall, not that happy with my pictures. I forgot to bring my tripod, so the interior shots were only just about passable. Hey ho, that gives me the excuse to go back sometime for another look.

3. The Pictures

Front of the shop:

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And were in.

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Hereís one of the waterwheel for starters:

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And the adjoining gearing wheels:

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Loving the old iron beam brackets:

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This looks like some old threshing machine:

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Some of the old electrics:

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In the end downstairs room thereís a load of old vintage farm machinery which probably dates back to when it was used as a museum:

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Up to the next floor which is pretty bare:

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The up to the attic. Sadly, only one pretty blurred shot here:

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Bye-bye for now Elton Mill:



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