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Bourne Mill

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Fleur Dobner

on 2 February 2016

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Transcript of Bourne Mill

Welcome to Bourne Mill
This is the
water wheel
and it's the Mill's main power source. The power generated from this machine and its movements allow the Mill engage in processes such as milling, rolling and hammering.
2. Penstock Iron
This section carries the water to above the centre of the water wheel.
The smaller wheel is called the
Iron Pit Wheel.
Let's see how a 16th Century mill works!
The Water Wheel
This drawing illustrates nearly 20 features of Bourne Mill - many of which are still present and functioning today!
Let's have a closer look in more detail...
These are 5 key features of Bourne Mill
The area enclosed by the orange circle depicts
3 vital mechanisms
of the Mill - 2 are shown in the image on the right

The larger wheel is called the
Crown Wheel
and it has 84 'teeth'.

The smaller wheel above it has a lot fewer and is used to turn the 3rd part.

Lastly we can see the rounded
Lay Shaft
on the left whose purpose is to drive flat belts for bolting machinary.
This wooden extension pertruding from the roof of the Mill is called the
. This was used to lift heavy sacks containing produce such as flour.
The Crown Wheel
This Prezi presentaion was designed by University of Essex student Fleur Dobner
If you'd like to know more please visit our website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bourne-mill
Or please come and visit this wonderful historical building in Spring, Summer and Autumn!

Further details and opening times can again be found on our website

A Brief History
Just a mile south of Colchester sits Bourne Mill, a grade 1 listed building steeped in history. It was built as a fishing lodge in 1591, converted to a fulling mill around 1640 and then converted to a corn mill in about 1840, which continued working until the 1930s.

Source: http://www.visitcolchester.com/Colchester-Bourne-Mill/details/?dms=3&venue=0652542
Here's a short video clip showing the Water Wheel in motion.

Here's a short video clip showing the Crown Wheel in motion.
(Warning: there is sound with the clip)
(Warning: there is sound with the clip)
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