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View from upstream showing mill pond, Dean's Mill, Canterbury

Part of an old stereocard. Photo shows a mill in Canterbury which was variously known as Dean's, Hooker's or Shafford's Mill. It was considerably modified after this picture was taken, and continued working until it was burnt down in 1954. Latterly turbine-driven, It was a powerful mill, formerly having two waterwheels and 8 pairs of stones. A new building now occupies the site. I would expect the photograph to date from about the 1860s (Notes from Alan Stoyel, 2007)

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Downstream view of corrugated metal wheel house, Hope Mill, Goudhurst

Notes from Alan Stoyel, 2007: By the time I first visited the mill, in 1954, all the corrugated iron had been removed, but it was still there in about 1937. The strange shape of this cladding is because it covers two waterwheels; a fairly large diameter breast wheel against the mill wall, and a wide overshot wheel of small diameter to the right of it and further downstream (towards the camera). The shaft of the overshot wheel passed across thre tailrace of the breast wheel and into the mill. Each wheel drove 2 pairs of stones. The mill is now a gutted house conversion, although the frame of the overshot wheel was still in place when I saw the place last.

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Fire insurance certificate for Hope Mill

Certificate from Kent Fire Office, purchased by Mrs Marriott of Horsmonden, Kent - presumably the owner, on 21st January 1815. Miller was William Woollett. Witnessing the insurance purchase were A. W. Swain, Mr Day, John Spring and Geo. Bishop - the latter three were the company directors.

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