Friday, 21 January 2011

Cheddleton Flint Mill

Cheddleton Flint Mill
The flint mill at Cheddleton is a rare example of a watermill used for grinding flint for the pottery industry. The mill is next to the Caldon Canal and has its own wharf. Flint would have been delivered for milling by canal and the ground, calcined flint shipped from there to the five towns of the Potteries where it was an important raw material for fine earthenware. There are two water mills on the site, one originally built to grind corn (in the 13th century) and later converted for grinding flint. The other built in the late 18th century for the specific purpose of flint grinding. The flint mill is a Grade II* listed building.
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 19mm, 1/125s @ f/7.1)

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