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Re: Northbourne Mill
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 11:23:53 »
Northbourne Mill

"New mill was built in 1848 by Messrs J J and T R Holman, the Canterbury millwrights at a cost of 600. It was originally built with two pairs of millstones, and some of the machinery was to be second hand. A 7 horsepower (5.2 kW) Robey steam engine was added in 1886 at a cost of 210. and a third pair of millstones added in 1892. The mill was overhauled by Holman's in 1910, including two new cant (corner) posts and a new sail. In July 1915 two sails and the fantail were blown off. The mill was repaired in 1916 and from then on ran with only two sails. The steam engine was scrapped in 1947 but the mill was working by wind until 1949, when it was dismantled. After standing idle for a short time it was run by electric motor from 1951 to 1957. The mill was converted into a house in 1976[3] and the former engine shed is now used as bed and breakfast accommodation." (Wiki Again)

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