Dark Cistercian Mill

These images are of parts of the mill on the Fountains Abbey Estate near Ripon in North Yorkshire. The mill was built by the Cistercians in the 12th century to grind grain for the Abbey and apparently it was still doing that until 1927! Today the mill houses an exhibition and you can have a go at being a miller yourself.

I made the two different mono conversions using Nik’s SEP2. It’s amazing to think that there were Monks wandering around here nine centuries ago, and it is still standing. The mono treatment is meant to reflect the age and antiquity of the place.

I don’t believe that I will ever tire of this estate no matter how often I visit it.

Fountains Mill

Fountains Mill


Fountains Mill


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