Stainton Old Snuff Mill

Stainton Old Snuff Mill



George Arthur Fripp, R.W.S. (1813-1896)
Old Snuff Mill, Stainton near Penrith

Signed lower right: G.A. Fripp/1840
Watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with bodycolour
23 by 34 cm.

This depicts the snuff mill of William Nevinson at Eamont Bridge at Stainton, just south of Penrith. This had originally been a corn mill, then gunpowder mill, then from 1835 a snuff mill. In the mid 1930s, with snuff going out of fashion, the mill and Eamont Bridge were closed.