This is Carew tidal mill, taken from the ramparts of Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire. It's the only surviving tidal mill in the country. The water wheel that powers the grinding stones is driven by water flowing through the sluice gates in the dam across the river when the tide comes in and goes out. The mill building was constructed in 1801 after a much older mill burnt down. It was abandoned in 1937 and renovated in 1972, now housing a small museum and producing flour to sell to tourists.
by David Swatton July. 24, 2018 423 views
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