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Chimney work at Uffculme going well
12:26pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
WORK to repair the 126ft chimney at Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, is progressing well.
Steeplejacks have been scaling the structure to undo frost damage at the top.
Their methods are similar to those used by their counterparts around the time it was built in 1799 and they are using old-fashioned ladders and lifts to carry out the repairs.
Thomas Fox built the 200- year-old mill to spin woollen and later worsted yarns.
It reopened as a museum in 1982 and is a rare example of surviving Georgian architecture, industry and enterprise.
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