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Margins of the East Fen: Historic Landscape Evolution

Figure 3.4: Medieval tidal mill at Nendrum in Northern Ireland. The actual mill is small in comparison to the tidal pool in Mill 1; in the later Mill 2 a much smaller pool is used, suggesting that the technology is adaptable to changing conditions. To look more like Chop Hills, the diagrams would need to be rotated through 180 degrees.

Source: T. McErlean and N. Brothers, Harnessing the Tides: the Early Medieval Tide Mills at Nendrum Monastery, Stangford Lough, Norwich: The Stationery Office, Northern Ireland Archaeological Monographs no 7, 2007, Figs 1.4 and 1.5.