#53 Houghton Mill - a study ~UK~

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Although there has been a mill on this site for most of Houghton's history, the original mill site (certainly in the time of the Domesday book) was approximately 0.4 miles along the river towards Huntingdon. The original mill pond is still there but now appears to be a natural backwater.

The present building was probably built in the 17th century, and was extended in the 19th century. In the 1930s, the mill was decommissioned.

In 1999, the National Trust put in new millstones. Flour is still being milled, and the building is a tourist centre. (Wikipedia)

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Comments (71)

manfred58 on September 12, 2011

I like the mysterious mood of the picture, Like

Greetings, Manfred

romanka on March 19, 2012

Very beautiful shot.L-47& YS-14.Greetings Roman

Herb Riddle on March 20, 2012

© j.praetorius, Manfred and Roman, many thanks for your visits and kind comments to this picture here. My sincere apologies for being late with my replies. - A favourite picture of mine and now I see, a favourite of yours too.

Best Wishes, Herb

Isse on September 8, 2012

Dear Herb,

Welcome to the September NPC! Thanks for your entry!

Please, also take part in the vote.

Wish you good luck. :)

Istvan C

Herb Riddle on September 8, 2012

Isse, happy to correct problem. Thanks for your help.

Best wishes, Herb

Isse on September 8, 2012

Great!...and I am happy too! :) Seems to be OK! Thank you.

Nick Weall on September 8, 2012

Good luck Herb with this study that has the touch of an old master about it ~ All the best ~ nick

Herb Riddle on September 8, 2012

Thanks Nick, after seeing your excellent windmill collection, I fear that your entry into this months NPC will eclipse this. Thanks and good luck to you too.

Cheers Herb

Bruce Worth on September 16, 2012

Fantastic spooky atmosphere, Herb!! Great capture and wonderful HDR work!! A BIG LIKE and FAVE from me! I include you in my list of favourite photographers. Best wishes, Bruce.

Herb Riddle on October 1, 2012

Bruce once again you add your favourable comments to one of my photo's. My pleasure that I can please you with my view of this world. By including me on your favourite list You Honour Me!. I look forward to seeing even more of you and your work.

Cheers, Herb

Herb Riddle on October 1, 2012

Well once again another NPC contest has passed us by (Mills) This picture ended up in 18th place, which I am very pleased with. Many thanks for all of you who voted for this.

Best wishes, Herb

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