National Mills Weekend Sat/Sun 14/5 May 2016

SHROPSHIRE                      OPEN ON SUNDAY ONLY:

Rockhill Mill Greete                                                 SY8 3BT         NGR.:SO571721

10.00-4.00 Donations. Parking. 5 miles SE of Ludlow. Mill is on minor road, ½ mile SW of Whitton and 2 miles SE of Caynham. In the same family ownership since 1640, a restoration challenge of an empty corn mill building being brought back to full working condition. A second-hand waterwheel from Wales has been installed. The waterwheel will be turning.

Charlcotte Iron Furnace, Neenton                            WV16 6RR      NGR.:SO639861

11.00-4.00   Free entry. Limited parking. Down farm track, 1 mile S of Neenton. Early 18th century charcoal-fired blast furnace, originally powered by waterwheel. An amazing survival.

Wrickton Mill, Neenton                                            WV16 6RS      NGR.:SO642858

11.00-4.00 Free entry. Limited parking. Off  short lane, 1½ miles S of Neenton. Fully restored complete corn mill with 3 pairs of stones. The waterwheel will be turning.

Clun Youth Hostel, Clun                                            SY7 8NY        NGR.:SO304813

2.00-5.00 Donations. Limited parking. Follow signs in Clun to Youth Hostel, which is on lane to NE of village. Formerly a corn mill, it retains its machinery. 3 sets of millstones, a drying kiln and a rare and early turbine in a deep pit. Afternoon teas available.


The Mill on the Green, Ludlow                                 SY8 1EG         NGR.:SO507745

10.00-4.00 Free entry. Café. By Dinham Bridge, on E side of river below Ludlow Castle. New building incorporating café on site of former mill. Impressive weir. New waterwheel generating electricity.

Daniel’s Mill, Bridgnorth                                          WV16 5JL       NGR.:SO718918

11.00-5.00 Charges: adults £5,  concession & children £4. Parking.  Off the B4555, ¾ mile S of Bridgnorth. 3 sets of millstones, powered by very large waterwheel fed by water at 2 levels. In dramatic setting by Severn Valley Railway viaduct. Refreshments available, flour etc. on sale. This is a working mill.

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