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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 27 April 2019 in Architecture.

If I have my facts right, the musket balls for the Napoleonic wars were made here by dropping molten lead through a sieve from the top of the mill tower in to a water tank below.

Canon EOS 1000D 1/160 second F/10.0 ISO 200 29 mm

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

La pollution n'a pas commencé avec notre époque

27 Apr 2019 6:58am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

I like this old brickstone buildings a lot.

27 Apr 2019 7:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

good old buildings

27 Apr 2019 9:48am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Beautiful brick buildings in this image!

27 Apr 2019 9:58am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent image of the mill. Very interesting information about what used to be made there.

27 Apr 2019 10:36am

Devi from Chennai, India

Impressive image here.
What an imagination grouser !!!!
Have a nice weekend :)))

27 Apr 2019 10:51am

@Devi: No true Devi, google shot towers, though I may have the wrong tower here :)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A solid looking old building. The B&W has a timeless appeal

27 Apr 2019 1:40pm

Devi from Chennai, India

I did I did I did.... May be s you say..the lead balls were fashioned out here !!!! I saw all the pictures of the towers too. You could be right :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

27 Apr 2019 3:10pm

@Devi: They were certainly manufactured in Chester, though I am only guessing that this was the tower.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

27 Apr 2019 4:24pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing of the impressiv building !

27 Apr 2019 5:15pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice shot. Are you balanced on that wall shooting the photo?

27 Apr 2019 10:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful view of the mill. Wonderful perspective. It is such an enormous building. What an ingenious way to make musket balls!

28 Apr 2019 12:09am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

nice black and white rendering of this historic site

28 Apr 2019 2:06am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Interesting architecture and thanks for the information regarding its previous use. Black and white suits this image very well.

28 Apr 2019 7:47am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice choice for b&w pic... amazing pic.

28 Apr 2019 9:32am

yoshimiparis from France

an old factory that had to be rehabilitated?

29 Apr 2019 7:59am

@yoshimiparis: yes it's the way of the world

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so beautifully photographed

your composition is superb

30 Apr 2019 3:40pm

Canon EOS 1000D
1/160 second
ISO 200
29 mm