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Barony Mill

A968, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LY.

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The mill was stone-built in 1873 and is three storeys high with an overshot waterwheel. Remains of unrestored older mills are nearby. Like most northern…

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Blennerville Windmill & Visitor Centre

Windmill Lane, Blennerville, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND.

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Stands out as the dominant landmark in Tralee Bay, where the town of Tralee meets the Dingle Peninsula. Visitors can get up close and appreciate the scale…

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Blair Atholl Watermill

Ford Road, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5SH.

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There has been a mill here since at least the 1590s, and is one of the last working watermills in Scotland. See how they stone grind wheat and oats in…

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Bircham Windmill

Great Bircham, Snettisham Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6SJ.

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It is the only windmill in working order in this area and is considered one of the best still remaining. Climb the five floors up to the fan stage and,…

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Barry Mill

Mill Road , Barry Village, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7RJ.
Tel: 01241 856 761.

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The mill is now one of only a handful of mills still powered by water in Scotland. Rebuilt after a fire around 1814, it is probably the largest and finest…

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Ashton Windmill

Off A38 then on minor road between Weare & Wedmore, Stone Allerton, Somerset, BS26 2PP.

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This unique 18th century flour mill stands on the 'Isle of Wedmore', a ridge giving commanding views of Cheddar Gorge, the Somerset Levels and Brent Knoll.…

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Argos Hill Windmill

Windmill Hill, Argos Hill, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN6 3QF.

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The windmill is a Grade 2* Listed building dating from 1835. It is located on top of Argos Hill, near Mayfield, Sussex, and is one of only 50 post mills…

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Alderholt Mill

Sandleheath Road, Alderholt, Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1PU.
Tel: 01425 653 130.

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Water driven mill with machinery intact. Can be seen operating on open days producing wholemeal flour. B&B and self-catering accommodation also available.

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Acorn Bank

Temple Sowerby, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP.

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Best known for its comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a fascinating industrial past. Wander…

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Corn Mill & Sawmill

Castle Ward , Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 7LS.

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Two mills – A 2-storey working corn mill, originally a tide mill, built in the early 1700s, and last worked commercially around 1920. Restored to working…

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Elphin Windmill & Farm Museum

Windmill Road, Elphin, Co. Roscommon, IRELAND.

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This 18th Century windmill was perfectly located to harness the winds sweeping over the plains of Boyle. Unusual features are a thatched revolving roof…

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Gigg Mill

Bristol Old Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0JF.

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The mill is built on the Horsley brook at a spot where the stream plunges down in to the Nailsworth Valley. In the early 1900s power was still provided…

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Shelsley Water Mill

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, WR6 6RP.

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There has been a watermill on or near this site since 1308, but the current mill shows three stages of construction spanning over 300 years. It was last…

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Simonsbath Sawmill

Simonsbath, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7SH.

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A historic, water-powered sawmill and estate workshops lying in a beautiful riverside location in the heart of Exmoor National Park.

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Kirkdale Sawmill

Kirkdale Estate, Carsluith, Newton Stewart, Dumfriesshire, DG8 7EA.

Probably the only working water-powered sawmill in Scotland, driven by an overshot waterwheel and dates from the early 1800s. It was used as an estate…

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Union Mill

The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3AH.

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Standing at the highest point overlooking the historic Wealden town of Cranbrook and maintained in working order, this Grade 1 Listed building is the tallest…

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Crabble Corn Mill

Lower Road, River, Dover, Kent, CT17 0UY.

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The mill is a working museum and as such shows Georgian and Victorian engineering excellence at work using one of natures most powerful forces – water,…

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Eling Tide Mill

Eling Lane, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9HF.
Tel: 023 8086 9575.

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A working tide mill and museum regularly producing stoneground flour. The museum has interpretive displays on milling at Eling since 1086. The mill has…

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Brindley’s Mill & James Brindley Museum

214 Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8FA.
Tel: 01538 360 900.

Mid 18th century working corn mill celebrating the work of James Brindley, millwright and canal engineer renowned as the pioneer of the canal system in…

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Le Moulin de Tesson

La Rue du Moulin de Tesson, St Peter’s Valley, Jersey, JE3 7TS.

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One of the few remaining mills in Jersey. Within its walls lies evidence of a large steam engine, which was used to supplement the power required to run…

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Tocketts Mill

Tocketts Mill Country Park , Skelton Road, Guisborough, Yorkshire, TS14 6QA.

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Fully restored water-driven Corn Mill and a Grade II* Listed building, one of the most complete working water mills in England and has been recognised…

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Wellbrook Beetling Mill

20 Wellbrook Road, Corkhill, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, BT80 9RY.
Tel: 028 8674 8210.

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Nestling in an idyllic wooded glen offering lovely walks this, the last working water-powered linen beetling mill, offers a unique experience for all the…

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Tide Mill Living Museum

Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BY.

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One of the first tide mills in the country, and was unquestionably the last one working – operating for well over 800 years. Recent restoration work…

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Thelnetham Windmill

Mill Road, Thelnetham, Suffolk, IP22 1JS.

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This tower mill stands on the edge of Thelnetham Fen. Dating from 1819, it is one of only four preserved tower mills in Suffolk.

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