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Cemlyn, Cafnan House, the river running onto the Mill

Cemlyn, Cafnan House, the Afon Cafnan River which runs through to the Mill

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan and Wylfa Nuclear Power Station

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan and Wylfa Nuclear Power Station

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - Millers House

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - Millers House

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan, Corn Drying House and two Billy Goats

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan, Corn Drying House and two Billy Goats

 

 

Cemlyn - Felin Cafnan Water Mill - (once known as Melin Cathaern) on the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) in North Wales.

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - with Cestyll Gardens behind

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - with Cestyll Gardens behind.

The present building - once a water powered corn mill - was built at the beginning of the 19th century, although the machinery inside all dates to around 1840. The over-run water wheel is of cast iron, and is broken in parts. All of the wooden blades / buckets have rotted away.

There has been a Mill here since at least the year 1352, when it was mentioned in the Extent of Anglesey. Mention of the Mill historically as named it as Cathaern, Cafnan, Kafnan, and Gafnan. The Mill was once controlled by a sluice gate, and powered by the Afon Cafnan River.

The Mill has been in the ownership of the Mostyn family, also in the 1680's - Ambrose Lewis - one time High Sheriff of Anglesey, and then Lord Dinorben. The Mill is partly on the renowned Cestyll Gardens designed by Violet Vivian after it was gifted to her by her uncle - Lord Dinorben. Now in the ownership of Magnox, who own the nearby Wylfa Nuclear Power Station.

Felin Cafnan Water Mill is located right on the Anglesey shore, just yards from the Irish Sea.

In 1841 the Miller was Robert Owen, who lived in the Millers House with two servants. Thirty years later on the 1881 census the same Robert Owen was still the Miller - now aged 70 - and living there with his wife, two sons and a daughter - Robert was born in Holyhead.

O.S. Coordinates: SH344933.



Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - rear of the Corn Drying Room and the Millers House

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - rear of the Corn Drying Room and the Millers House

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - the ring of seaweed showing the sea level

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - the ring of seaweed showing the sea level

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - the Water Wheel from Cestyll Gardens

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - the Water Wheel from Cestyll Gardens

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan, Corn Drying House showing the combined stone stairs to lofted area and porch to lower level

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan, Corn Drying House showing the combined stone stairs to lofted area and porch to lower level

 

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - the Water Wheel from Cestyll Gardens

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - the Water Wheel from Cestyll Gardens

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - Voussoirs made from old Mill Stone

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - Voussoirs made from old Mill Stone

Cemlyn, Wylfa Nuclear Power Station from Felin Cafnan

Cemlyn, Wylfa Nuclear Power Station from Felin Cafnan

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Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - Cast Iron Waterwheel showing rotted shaft and with wooden buckets totally dissapeared

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - Cast Iron Waterwheel showing rotted shaft and with wooden blades / buckets totally disappeared

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - from the brow of the hill

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - from the brow of the hill

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - one side overgrown with ivy

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - one side overgrown with ivy

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - showing the Mill and the Store

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - showing the Mill and the Store

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - The attached Store

Cemlyn, Felin Cafnan Water Mill - The attached Store

 

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