Explore #3: Bourton Mill, near Gillingham, North Dorset – August 2013

On the drive down to Cornwall for a camping holiday Dora P and I took a quick detour from the A303, via some country lanes which were easily as narrow as any in our native Norfolk, to this fascinating site. Here is a brief background to the mill, taken from Bourton’s wiki page: “The mill, which is mentioned in the Domesday book, has had many incarnations. As a linen mill it processed flax and supplied canvas to the Royal Navy…

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(FAIL): Burgh Mill, Burgh Next Aylsham, Norfolk – August 2013

I had read about this mill at The Norfolk Mills Site, and at its British Listed Buildings entry. The mill dates back to Domesday times (recorded in 1085) and was a working mill right up until the 1980s, so I was keen to see whether an explore might be possible. Unfortunately, upon investigation it transpired that the mill is privately owned and the owner lives in the Mill House which is part of the site, and literally next door to…

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Explore #2: Ebridge Mill, North Walsham, Norfolk – August 2013

This was my second explore, and again a pretty successful one. The place was absolutely full of pigeons, remains of pigeon, and pigeon crap – you get the idea. Explored with Dora P, and we were both very grateful to have our P3 rated masks with us! Here is a brief background to the mill, taken from The Norfolk Mills Site: “Ebridge Mill was also sometimes known as North Walsham Mill. The old mill was 5 storeys high and built…

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