Thursday, 27 October 2011

An ancient site is revealed by LAN volunteers

A big thank you to the Lizard Ancient Sites Network (LAN) volunteers who are helping to open access to an historic mill at Carminowe Creek on the Penrose estate, pictured here with Ranger Nick Gordon.  

The mill, which dates back to the early 14th Century, has become very overgrown by vegetation, paticularly brambles and blackthorn- all the prickliest plants! Our efforts have mainly been focussed on an old leat, which used to carry water to the wheel of the mill.

If you happen to find yourself walking past Carminowe Creek, why not wander through the leat and discover the old mill workings. You should find the old blocks of granite that used to hold the wheel and a lovely slate wall which used to be part of the mill buildings.

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