Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Lakeside, Cumbria
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N 54° 17.123 W 002° 57.911
30U E 502266 N 6015274
Stott Park Bobbin Mill was latterly a wood turning mill, nowadays operated as a working museum. A very worthwhile place to visit near Lakeside in Cumbria. Working demonstrations on specific dates using steam powered turbine.
Waymark Code: WM2TA7
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/18/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
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Guided tours included in admission price. Mill was originally water powered from a dam and wheel quite far away. This was replaced by a water turbine, through a series of channels and pipes to the building. The water turbine was replaced by steam, and eventually electricity.
The last owner produced wooden bobbins for the mechanised weaving industry.
The Coward family acquired the tenancy in the 1860’s, enlarging the mill. The link with the mill lasted until 1971 when plastic bobbins insured the demise of the mill. Its owner, John Robert Coward, abandoned it, literally leaving everything in place.

A well preserved set of buildings with neat grassy areas for families.

Bobbin production (visit link)
Property page on English Heritage website: [Web Link]

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Property Address:
Stott Park Bobbin Mill Lakeside near Ulverston Cumbria England LA12 8AX

Property maintained by:: English Heritage

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