Aylsham Mill
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The mill dam 6th January 2003
The mill dam 6th January 2003

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Aylsham Mill was offered for sale in January 2003 by Aylsham Estate Agents, G.A Key. The mill still contained one of its original waterwheels and some of the gearing, although its fate is recorded in this paragraph from the main Aylsham Mill page:
One record states that the small wheel was removed and the large wheel was retained. During the early days of the war a toe bearing on an upright shaft broke and was replaced with a ball and thrust bearing made by SKF. A pit wheel was recogged using beech, apple and hornbeam. Unfortunately, after only running for a short time, a wedge holding the upright shaft shifted causing the shaft to move out of line, this resulted in many of the cogs breaking off. They were never replaced.


All the colour photographs on this page were taken on 6th January 2003

The wheelhouse The wheel
The wheelhouse
The wheel

A well greased wheel bearing The wheel and sluice
A well greased wheel bearing
The wheel and sluice

The upright shaft on its SKF bearing with the pit wheel behind stripped of its wooden teeth The upright shaft on its SKF bearing with the pit wheel behind stripped of its wooden teeth
The upright shaft on its SKF bearing with the pit wheel behind stripped of its wooden teeth

The beam that moved pushing the shaft out of true
The beam that moved pushing the shaft out of true

The old French burr runnerstone was originally prepared in London   The old French burr runnerstone was originally prepared in London
The old French burr runnerstone was originally prepared in London

Crown wheel 6th January 2003
Crown wheel 6th January 2003

Crown wheel c.1954 Crown wheel 6th January 2003
Crown wheel c.1954
Crown wheel 6th January 2003

Sack hoist 1954 operated by G. Tipple Sack hoist pulley shaft 6th January 2003
Sack hoist 1954 operated by G. Tipple
Sack hoist pulley shaft 6th January 2003

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