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Thompson-Neely Mill
Bucks Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1840's, 1970's restored
Township: Solebury Twp. | Watersource: Pidcock Creek.


Thompson-Neely Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/20/2007

The stone/stucco grist mill is 2.5 stories in height with measurements of 35'X 50'. Remodeled in the late 1970's / early 1980's in a mill style of the 1840's.

Thompson-Neely Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 10/1982

An interior photo showing the water channel from the north side of the mill as if enters the mill lower story and turns the overshot wheel. The steel gearing on the inside of the wheel meshes with another gear to further conduct the mechanical energy to the other mechanisms that operate the mill.

Thompson-Neely Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/20/2007

Photos: **October 1982 Jim Miller**

Thompson-Neely Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/20/2007

The bar screen and inlet to the sluice box, funneling the water from Pidcock Creek into the north end of the mill on the second floor level.

Thompson-Neely Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/20/2007

The southwest side of the mill, both end equipped with a sack hoist.

Thompson-Neely Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/20/2007

The current stone arch bridge carrying Pa 32/River Road over Pidcock Creek just east of the mill.

Thompson-Neely Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/20/2007

The south, stone abutment of a former bridge, probably a covered bridge, designed to convey traffic during colonial times over the creek.

Thompson-Neely Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/20/2007

The Thompson-Neely House, just east of the current Pa 32 and the mill. This house was used by Washington and his generals the several nights before the crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Eve. It is referred to as "The house od Decision".

Thompson-Neely Mill
Picture: Jim Miller 06/20/2007

Final view of the north facade of the mill with the water sluice to the right side.

"Why are you cast down, O my soul?...ope in God; for I shall yet praise Him."
(Psalm 42:11 NKJV)
Directions: South of Pa 179 in New Hope about 3 miles in the upper portion of Washington's Crossing State Park on the right side of Pa 32 going south.
 
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