Pandy

Pandy

[pan-dee]
This article is about the Fulling Mill, called a pandy.

for the place near Abergavenny, see Pandy, Monmouthshire
for the place in the Ceiriog Valley, see Pandy (Ceiriog)
for the electoral ward in north Wales, see Pandy (Llanfairfechan)
for the village in Conwy, see Pandy Tudur
for the village in Powys, Mid Wales, see Pandy (Powys)
for the character, see Andy Pandy

A Pandy is another name for a fulling mill, and is used primarily in Wales.

Fulling is one of the processes in woollen clothmaking which involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to get rid of oils, dirt, and other impurities, and thickening it.

Fulling mills, from medieval times onwards, were often water powered. In these, the cloth was beaten with wooden hammers, known as fulling stocks. There were two kinds of fulling stocks, but in both cases the machinery was operated by cams on the shaft of a waterwheel or on a tappet wheel, which lifted the hammer.

The name "Pandy" exists today in a number of settlements, in road names, and as house names.

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