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Thamesford Mill
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created by hedd on 8/8/2006 9:53 PM
last modified by phrenzee on 8/13/2014 10:59 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Very dusty inside. Old bags of grain spilled everywhere on first and second floors. Huge, slowly decaying timbers. All sorts of gears, belts, and other machinery. Extremely cool place.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate.
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
where HWY 19 meets HWY 2
Thamesford, Ontario
Owner: Howard Dejong
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • explosive grain dust. do not smoke.
  •  Interesting Features
    All kinds of stuff... some parts (like closer to the road) are newer and only have rusty old fridges, etc. However deeper and higher into the mill there is all kinds of machinery, gears, etc.
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1898
    Closed: 1980
     Required Equipment
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    An old grist mill on the outskirts of Thamesford. Built in 1898 (to replace an earlier mill destroyed in a fire), and closed sometime in the 1980s.

    I found a vague reference to the "first Anglican mass" being held in 1845 in "Finckle's grist mill" in Thamesford, which I can only assume was the original mill before it was destroyed by fire. Very hard to find out any details or references online. Hopefully a local can add to this.

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     Future Plans
    The location was recently listed for sale on Kijiji (of all places) for $350,000. Google cache of the listing here.
    This location was recently purchased at auction, and the owner intends to begin development within the next five years to turn it into actual lodging. I'd say he has his work cut out for him. So in the meantime, he said he would be sealing it up so that no one gets hurt inside, something to do with being liable now that he owns the place.
    - Freebase.Ideal
    As of July 2008, the place is open and easily accessible.
    Fri, Jul 7th, 2006
    posted by hedd

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    hedd's July 2006 trip
    Fri, Jul 7th, 2006
    posted by hedd
    20 pictures
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    Millin' about
    Sat, Apr 14th, 2007
    posted by phrenzee
    25 pictures
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    Do a u-turn!
    Sat, Apr 5th, 2008
    posted by Boffo
    7 pictures
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    August 2008
    Fri, Oct 10th, 2008
    posted by Intrinsic
    10 pictures
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    E-Photog - April 2011
    Mon, Apr 4th, 2011
    posted by e-photog
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    Tue, Apr 16th, 2013
    posted by Dave Summer
    24 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 8/21/2014 1:41 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 21 14 at 1:41, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Aug 13 14 at 10:59, phrenzee changed the following: Status, Media Coverage
  • on Aug 13 14 at 10:56, phrenzee updated gallery Millin' about
  • on Aug 13 14 at 10:53, phrenzee added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 13 14 at 10:50, phrenzee added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 13 14 at 10:45, phrenzee added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 13 14 at 10:42, phrenzee updated gallery Millin' about
  • on Aug 13 14 at 10:41, phrenzee created a new gallery
  • on Jun 19 14 at 8:21, Steed validated this location
  • on Oct 10 13 at 1:02, e-photog changed the following: Status
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