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Grantchester mill pre 1928 (undated)

Grantchester watermill

History of the Watermill


During work to install a turbine it was noticed that brickwork supporting the public road was becoming unsafe (CDN 24.4.1902)

Grantchester Mill (pre 1928) (undated)


A fire on 30th October destroyed the mill. It was run by the Nutter family who had operated it for over a century. The only part saved in the blaze was an adjoining cottage. (CIP 2.11.1928)

Grantchester Mill pre 1928 (photo L Cobbett)(Cambridgeshire Collection)


View of Grantchester mill site (photo DG 2022)

Grantchester Mill (photo DG 2022)

Then and Now (David Gent)

It is impossible to take today’s picture from the exactly the same spot due to all the wonderful willow trees. So I got as near as I could whilst still being able to see roughly the same view. The small house joining onto the old mill on the right is still there, but hidden from view by one of the willows. Look at the two arches in the bridge to work out where the old mill used to stand


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