Created 23-Oct-12
Modified 23-Oct-12
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The woodland industry of South Cumbria has been substantial in the past. The woodland was heavily coppiced and used for a variety of purposes from charcoal (for gunpowder and iron smelting), through to bobbin-making and other timber products.
A privately owned estate mill still survives in South Cumbria with its Gilkes water turbine, bobbin-turning machines, line-shafting and other features. The owner wishes to retain his privacy and we are extremely grateful to him for allowing us to photograph the mill as a public record. KH

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Keywords:bobbin-making, cumbria, lake district, saw mills, timber, water power, wood, woodland industries

HRS 2672 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, Water turbine wheel and pulleys

HRS 2672 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill,  Water turbine wheel and pulleys

HRS 2673 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill 1st aid box and T-square

HRS 2673 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill 1st aid box and T-square

HRS 2674 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, Drake and Goreham electricity panel

HRS 2674 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, Drake and Goreham electricity panel

HRS 2675 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, electricity panel detail

HRS 2675 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, electricity panel detail

HRS 2678 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, geared pulley unit

HRS 2678 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, geared pulley unit

HRS 2681 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, line-shafting

HRS 2681 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, line-shafting

HRS 2682 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, machine Alex Mathieson Saracen wks Glasgow

HRS 2682 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, machine Alex Mathieson Saracen wks Glasgow

HRS 2683 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, Neville Battery switch

HRS 2683 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, Neville Battery switch

HRS 2685 South Lakeland Bobbin Mill, Oliver Machine Co USA

HRS 2685 South Lakeland Bobbin Mill, Oliver Machine Co USA

HRS 2686 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, Overhead pulleys line-shafting

HRS 2686 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, Overhead pulleys line-shafting

HRS 2687 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, paint tests on door

HRS 2687 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, paint tests on door

HRS 2688 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, planing machine Robinson and son Rochdale

HRS 2688 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, planing machine Robinson and son Rochdale

HRS 2689 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, rust bucket

HRS 2689 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, rust bucket

HRS 2691 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, saw-bench gearing

HRS 2691 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, saw-bench gearing

HRS 2692 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, shear-legs detail

HRS 2692 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, shear-legs detail

HRS 2693 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, shear-legs gen view from East

HRS 2693 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, shear-legs gen view from East

HRS 2694 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, shear-legs

HRS 2694 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, shear-legs

HRS 2695 South Cumbria Bobbin mill, small workshop

HRS 2695 South Cumbria Bobbin mill, small workshop

HRS 2696 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, South gable of workshop

HRS 2696 South Cumbria Bobbin Mill, South gable of workshop

HRS 2697 South Cumbria, Bobbin Mill, steps to adjacent building upper storey

HRS 2697 South Cumbria, Bobbin Mill, steps to adjacent building upper storey