Inside Knowles Mill Near Bewdley
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Inside Knowles Mill Near Bewdley

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Knowles Mill is a National Trust site located near the heart of the Wyre Forest, but despite its' remote location, it is easy to get to thanks to a Natural England car park at the end of Dry Mill Lane in Bewdley, then about a 20 minute walk along the Dowles Brook valley.

Whilst the water wheel pit remains in fairly good condition, the same cannot be said for the water wheel itself, of which only the cast iron frame remains, and that is not assembled. Inside the mill, which is extremely dark, is a vertical oak shaft which was driven by bevel gears from the water wheel. The large horizontal pinion that can be seen would have driven 2 smaller pinions on vertical shafts (right hand one just visible in the murk) running through the centre of the millstones sitting on the first floor.

Higher up the main oak shaft is a wooden crown wheel which appears to still have some of its' wooden teeth. This used to drive a meal dresser.

Although the path from the car park to Knowles Mill is an easy walk, the valley does flood occassionally. The last serious flood was in 2007 when, according to level markers on the door frame of the mill, the water reached a height of over 5 feet above the floor level!

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