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Offline conan

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Re: Teston Lock & Weir
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2014, 13:56:11 »
The Wateringbury Local History Society issued a book on the mill in 2012.

https://sites.google.com/site/wateringburylocalhistory/publications
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Re: Teston Lock & Weir
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2014, 12:34:49 »
Sorry Admiral - no more

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Re: Teston Lock & Weir
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 12:18:56 »
Fantastic! many thanks for sharing this... anymore?

Its the old Tutsham Mill - a linseed and cattle cake mill which burnt down in 1885.

Poor pic attached!

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Re: Teston Lock & Weir
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 07:34:30 »
Its the old Tutsham Mill - a linseed and cattle cake mill which burnt down in 1885.

Poor pic attached!

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Re: Teston Lock & Weir
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2014, 11:31:13 »
Whilst exploring the river by canoe, I happened to discover ruins of the watermill which stood on the west side of the bank....

O/S maps indicate it to have been an 'oil mill' - has anyone further info on this, maybe a photo of it's former glory, please?

*After 20 minutes of exploring the ruins, I also discovered they were within a private garden, if anyone wishes to visit, i'd advise them to seek permission from the landowner
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Re: Teston Lock & Weir
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 08:16:35 »
I went fishing there a couple of times with elder bro and his mate, never caught anything and got frozen in the process. A swan came round one morning after easy food and made the bank very slippery with it's flapping about demanding to be fed......and I trod on the slippery mud and went straight in. :)
Got totally soaked and had to endure the sniggers from others on the bus back through Maidstone and then to Cookham Wood eventually.
Lovely place though.
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Re: Teston Lock & Weir
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 11:12:28 »
Interesting photos Cliveh.  :)

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Teston Lock & Weir
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 10:55:50 »
The first lock on the Medway at Teston was built in the 1740's. The current Lock dates from 1911 and has recently been extensively upgraded and now includes a new fish and canoe pass:

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