An overcast but warm day, saw six members of NWAG on site at Winnall Mill. New member Chris was assisted by Ian  later by Keith and Sam. The job in hand was to clear the area to the rear of the Cool House ready for drawing as part of the Stage 2 report. Sam had been reinforcing the base of the Overflow where the water enters the pipe under the track.

 

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Looking up at the +6m high Winnall Overflow

 

Meanwhile Liz and Terry were perched on the top of the Overflow looking for the start of the leat proper. There are clear signs that the sandstone bedrock had been cut to form a giant set of steps to break the fall of water. This work was most probably carried out at the beginning of the watermill construction, hundreds of years ago!

More work will need to be carried out here.

 

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Top of the Overflow showing the clean cut sandstone step

with the wall left acting as a possible spillway down the steps.

 

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