Griffe Mill 10

Griffe Mill 10 - Griffe Mill, Stanbury
The mill lodge (or mill pond as they say in Yorkshire!) is on the right, although it is completely overgrown. The mill was water powered at first. The Griffe mill damstones (i.e. the weir at the head of the goit) is (are?) a few hundred yards upstream of the mill at a sharp bend in the stream. The goit is clearly traceable from there to the mill pond. The wheel pit is still clearly visible near the end of the mill buildings - not far from the chimney. The wheel was at some time replaced by a water turbine. Some steam power was added about 1895 but water power was used to the end. A gas engine had been put in by 1923. This was apparently fed from a mains supply at Oldfield not from the mill's own gas plant - the remains of the gas holder forming one of the most interesting features of Griffe.

Griffe Mill 11

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