24 June 2012

Fulling Mill Cottage

On a walk around Alresford, a pretty market town close to Winchester, we came across the very pretty Fulling Mill cottage on the River Arle. It dates from the 13th Century. It fell into disuse as mill in the 19th century and became derelict. It was renovated in the 1950s and is now a private house.

The fulling of cloth was a process to tighten and shrink cloth and mills constructed for this purpose were called Fulling Mills, hence the cottage's name!

6 comments:

  1. The house is absolutely beautiful. I'd love to live over running water (I think).

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  2. This looks like an ideal place to live.

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  3. I loved Alresford. We used to take my son on the old train there when he was small, and then have lunch at the pub by the river. I loved the colours of the houses there.

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  4. Yes, Alresford is a pretty town & the Watercress Line is as popular as ever.

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