Dunham Massey Waterwheel 2014

Dunham Massey water mill on the Dunham Estate in Cheshire dates back to about 1616. From its construction until the 1860s, the Old Mill was a corn mill. In the 1860s, the corn mill was converted to a water-powered sawmill. It is one of the oldest surviving mill buildings in the UK.

Traditional Millwrights undertook work to rebuild the waterwheel in September 2014.

 

Some of the 680 bits of wood that will make up Dunham Massey waterwheel

 Work in progress on Dunham Massey waterwheel

Buckets going in Dunham Massey waterwheel

Dunham Massey waterwheel completed

 

Dunham Massey waterwheel fitted and working, November 2014