Quite an unusual but fairly standard wet rot repair towards the end of January 2023. Unusual in that it’s not every day you get to work inside a building of local history. A working grain mill in the early 19th century which fell into disrepair around 1880, then rebuilt and repurposed for grain once more before switching use in the 1920’s.
Behind the main drive wheel was a small covered opening with a timber lintel above that had succumbed to the elements over the years and had become subject to wet rot decay. The stonework above the lintel was loose in parts and some of these had to be removed during the repair. New pre-stressed concrete lintels were installed. As mentioned, a fairly standard and straight forward repair, but a rewarding one none the less.