Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill is located at Temple Sowerby, around six miles east of the town of Penrith.
The garden and watermill are owned by the National Trust.
The watermill is being restored by a team of volunteers, one of
whom is recording the work and other mill-related activities in this blog
There is a main shaft in its bearings which formed part of the second waterwheel. There are also a number of pieces of the shroud (cast iron rim) of the wheel, but some are missing and several are broken. Restoring the wheel will be a challenge, but we have started by cleaning and preserving the shroud pieces, ready for trying to repair some of the broken ones. We will have to fabricate replacements for badly damaged or missing ones.
Anyway, here are some photos of the work in progress. Sorry, I can't persuade Blogger to show the third pic the right way round!
Some of the cleaned shrouds
David and Chris clean the rust off
The makers mark on a shroud piece Stalker Bros, Penrith