Category Archives: Watermill

Eric Griffith’s watermill work

Eric Griffith was born in London in 1901 but moved to the North East and when he retired in 1961 he began to research the local watermills of Northumberland.  He was accompanied on many of his visits by Ken Major … Continue reading

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Linnels Mill

Work has been ongoing at Linnels Mill near Hexham over the summer to produce a detailed conservation plan for Linnels Mill.  Duncan Hutt, NEMG Chairman, has been part of the team which has made a detalied assessment of the mill.  … Continue reading

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Up the Blaydon Burn

For a small insignificant tributary of the Tyne The Blaydon Burn has an amazing industrial past.  The wildlife may have returned to this valley but hidden amongst the trees are a multitude of remains of mills, mining, bricks, coke, and … Continue reading

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Dukesfield and Dilston

Yesterday’s NEMG meeting took us to Dukesfield Smelt Mill in the morning and down to Dilston Mill after a lunch at Dukesfield Hall.  The Smelt mill is a bit of a confusing site with two impressive arches and little else … Continue reading

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Heatherslaw Mill Visit

Yesterday some NEMG members attended a visit to Heatherslaw Mill in North Northumberland.  It was an interesting visit including not just an opportunity to look around the mill but also the chance to learn a bit more about the running … Continue reading

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Mills under the Cathedral

There is a lot of river in Durham as it twists through the city.  High above the river are the Castle and Cathedral.  Even on a gloomy day the view from the top of the Cathedral is impressive.  Look down … Continue reading

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Rothley Mill

Rothley Mill may well remain as a name on maps but on the ground it is a different matter.  The mill was situated about half a mile east of the village of Scot’s Gap in Northumberland down by a ford … Continue reading

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