Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wintry Wormald's

Wormald's Cut is the short stretch of water on the right where the banks of the Foss were excavated in the 1790s to facilitate commercial river transport. Flour milling became more important from the mid-1800s and in 1888 or thereabouts, Henry Leetham and Sons built a mill and silo here, significantly increasing the traffic on the Ouse and Foss. See here for more.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty..but, for the occupants' sake, I hope it doesn't flood.