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Pengivern Corn & fulling Mills, with Pont'y Pandy near Festiniog

Pengivern Corn & fulling Mills, with Pont'y Pandy near Festiniog

Artist: Sandby, P.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1776

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 73

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Pengivern Corn and Fulling Mills on the river Dee near Ffestiniog. The bridge which can be seen to the right of the mills is known as Pont y Pandy which translates from the Welsh as ‘bridge of the fulling mill’. These mills were used water power to process cloth made from wool. The cloth would have been loosely woven, similar in appearance to cheesecloth and have contained large amounts of grease. In the fulling mills this grease was removed and the fibres were more closely meshed together so that the cloth was then ready to be dyed and finished.

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