The Wool Mill was situated right near the entrance to the park. The front part of the downstairs had a huge fibre washing facility.
After washing, the fibre was spread outside on these racks to dry. A storm had rolled through the night before so the fibre was really quite wet. It was very clean and enticing.
The weaving and spinning house has a large number of wheels, including production wheels, one with an original distaff, and an absolutely lovely walking wheel. It did invoke a small amount of lust, seeing that wheel in the corner. It is a beauty for sure! They have a 4 shaft barn loom in really good shape as well. They were weaving a blanket with a cotton warp and handspun weft which was really nicely done.
This very old castle wheel was in a roped off bedroom. After asking a few questions about it, they brought it out into the main room so I could photograph it properly. It's from the late 1700's. it's in amazing shape. The 3 legged design is so it will fit easily into a corner and be out of the way in a small cabin. I was thrilled that they took the time to bring it out and show it off. You don't see a wheel like this too often, at least in our area.