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Horsebridge Mill Sussex

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BikinGlynn

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The History

History on this place is very hazy, its a water powered flour mill that much we know & I did pick this up from one site.
The mill was built in 1884; the previous structure was destroyed in a fire reported in the Sussex Advertiser, 30-9-1884. In the early twentieth century a two-sack roller plant was installed. A further fire in 1908 caused damage to the plant. Waterpower was used until 1945; a steam engine was used sparingly. After 1945 the mill relied on electricity.

The low breastshot waterwheel of 17ft diam. x 8ft 10in width was still in situ in the 1990s.

Planning permission to turn into 12 apartments was granted in 2008 but to date nothing seems to of happened.

The Explore
Thanks to Mookster for throwing us this one
Visited here while down Brighton on a holiday with my lad this summer, its a very easy explore although is a very sketchy building whos days are numbered if something dosent happen with it soon.

On first aproach its quite a structure

48997928676_ae955e9bc3_b.jpgIMG_1214 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


48997384548_cc5bfb08d4_b.jpgIMG_1230 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


The wheel is still in place...sort of

48997928551_e1a5ee5138_b.jpgIMG_1218 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


48997384848_242efcc6f1_b.jpgIMG_1216 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


48997384713_ea559bb30f_b.jpgIMG_1220 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


Inside the main tower the floors have gone leaving a breathtaking photogenic room.

48997928021_e9c19650ba_b.jpgIMG_1256 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


48997927906_e6fe778997_b.jpgIMG_1264 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


The main rooms are pretty trashed & the higher floors are extremely dodgey!

48997928241_97fa88861d_b.jpgIMG_1236 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


48997384373_b14b4be2cc_b.jpgIMG_1240 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


But this corridor was nice

48997384338_aa3c2d5f25_b.jpgIMG_1243 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


Across the way was some newer units that were presumably something to do with the mill in the later portion of its working lift

48998134822_8403b27020_b.jpgIMG_1276 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


48997927816_45d80fc582_b.jpgIMG_1274 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


48997927646_64e3e939c5_b.jpgIMG_1279 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


48998134687_a5bef78472_b.jpgIMG_1284 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


& just one more from in here!

48998135037_b6e2a64615_b.jpgIMG_1259 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr
 
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