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Tunbridge Mill

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Waterwheel is just visible to left of building
~20 ft dia undershot waterwheel
JD Tunbridge A.jpg
JD Tunbridge1.jpg
Note how the rim sections are connected, by bolted lap joint backed by fishplate (upper left of photo)

in Chew Magna, Bath & North East Somerset

A former watermill on the River Chew, now (2016) disused. An investigation in 2007 revealed little of historic interest within the mill[1]. However, the large undershot waterwheel is of interest, and is the only identified surviving product of H. Hazard and Locke of Bedminster Bridge Foundry, Bristol. It bears the date 1850.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'Tunbridge Mill, Chew Magna (Bath and North East Somerset) - Assessment of the Machinery and Equipment' by Andrew F Smith, BSc, MA, CEng, MIEE on behalf of JT Group Limited, Avon Archaeological Unit Limited, Bristol, May 2007