The Fulling Mill

I have been enchanted by fulling mills since my Bachelor's Thesis, which focused on how the construction of such mills in England during the Middle Ages caused cloth production to move from the guild-controlled towns to the proto-industrial countryside.
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How Healey Dell mill in Lancashire would have looked. Mill built mid-17th century. http://www.healeydell.org.uk/thowd_mill_ith_thrutch.html

How Healey Dell mill in Lancashire would have looked. Mill built mid-17th century. http://www.healeydell.org.uk/thowd_mill_ith_thrutch.html

Melin Moelwyn at Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd, apparently now an architects' office?     http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/927900

Melin Moelwyn at Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd, apparently now an architects' office? http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/927900

dated from 13th c., now a private house, Hampshire  http://www.alresford.org/info_pages/fulling%20mill.php

dated from 13th c., now a private house, Hampshire http://www.alresford.org/info_pages/fulling%20mill.php

from a poster site

from a poster site

Helmshore Mills stocks

Helmshore Mills stocks

Drawings of stocks at Moelwhy Fulling Mill in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, by Falcon D. Hildred   http://peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/Item/6383-moelwyn-fulling-mill-blaenau-ffestiniog

Drawings of stocks at Moelwhy Fulling Mill in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, by Falcon D. Hildred http://peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/Item/6383-moelwyn-fulling-mill-blaenau-ffestiniog

If I could read my own caption, I'd know where I got this...

If I could read my own caption, I'd know where I got this.

Fulling mill from the 1906 Manuale del Cappellaio, from Hat Manufacturer's website http://www.rmr-hats.com/FareICappelli.php

Fulling mill from the 1906 Manuale del Cappellaio, from Hat Manufacturer's website http://www.rmr-hats.com/FareICappelli.php

from Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology at Durham University http://www.dur.ac.uk/fulling.mill/history/

from Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology at Durham University http://www.dur.ac.uk/fulling.mill/history/

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