National Mills Open Weekend 2023

SAT. 13th and SUN. 14th MAY, 2023

This year 23 mills hope to be open to the public in this area;
10 in Herefordshire, 5 in Shropshire, 6 in Worcestershire
and 2 in Powys.


This list is compiled by the Midland Mills Group, in good faith on the information supplied to them,
but the Group can accept no liability for its accuracy.



Clodock Mill near Longtown HR2 0PD. NGR: SO326274

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2.00 pm – 5.00pm; Donations to Air Ambulance. Parking. Light
refreshments available. Entrance by bridge over the River Monnow near Clodock Church. A corn
mill in a lovely situation with two pairs of stones. Nearby is a separate turbine, formerly generating electricity. The waterwheel shaft is currently undergoing replacement. If completed in time, the mill will be grinding during the weekend.

Fair Oak Farm, Bacton HR2 0AT. NGR: SO354321

SATURDAY 2.00 – 6.00pm. Donations to the Laurie Engel Fund for Teenage Cancer Trust. From
Bacton church continue uphill for about a mile. At the T-junction the drive to the farm is straight
ahead. Parking. A traditional 17th-century horse-drawn cider mill and press fully restored, still in its original setting. After a gap of a hundred years, the mill is again worked by a horse – the only one now operating commercially in the UK. Fair Oak cider will be available for tasting and purchase,
and you can meet Featherstone, the apprentice mill horse.

Olchon House Farm Mill, Llanveynoe, nr. Longtown HR2 0NT. NGR: SO307299

SATURDAY 11.00am – 4.00pm. Donations to Llanveynoe Church. Parking. This mill was recently
restored to working order. There is a large iron waterwheel with an unusual rim gear, used for
milling animal feed and driving farm machinery.
Hopefully it will be grinding corn on Mills Weekend.

Pontynys Mill, Longtown HR2 0LU. NGR: SO326288

SATURDAY 10.00 am – 4.00pm. Donations. Limited parking. 400 yards N of Crown Inn,
Longtown, entrance on left immediately after the turn to Ewyas Harold. Extra parking on road near
the bridge. A complete corn mill with large high-breast waterwheel under restoration and an
unusual horizontal shaft driving 4 pairs of stones.

Court of Noke Mill, nr. Staunton on Arrow HR6 9HW. NGR: SO372595

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10.00am – 4.00pm Entry free, contributions to the Rivers Trust would
be welcome. Water gardens fed the waterwheel, now restored, which ground corn for prize
Hereford cattle. The 19th century low breast-shot waterwheel and complex iron gear drove barn
machinery and a pair of millstones. The waterwheel will be turning.

Mordiford Mill HR14LW. NGR: SO572372

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10.00am – 4.00pm. Free entry. Donations welcome (to restoration).
Parking at rear. Do not park in yard in front of mill. Access is off B4224, 100 yards S of mill, on
S side of Mordiford village. A tall stone corn mill on a steep site. The large overshot waterwheel
drove iron machinery & 2 pairs of stones. Being restored to working condition.
Waterwheel should be working and possibly grinding.

Rowlestone Mill, near Ewyas Harold HR2 0DP. NGR: SO370270

SATURDAY 10.00am -6.00pm Donations. Parking at village hall (by church) or in field near mill
(weather permitting). A dramatic leat to mill from waterfall. Refreshments. The external overshot
waterwheel will be turning and driving a Victorian apple scratter (the alternative to the horseworked cider mill).

The Corn Mill, Michaelchurch Escley HR2 0JS. NGR: SO315345

SUNDAY 12.00 – 5.00pm. Like Clodock, this was one of the early medieval mills of Ewyas Lacy
and was still working in 1942. There is some machinery in place and the internal overshot
wheel will be turning if there is enough water. The garden will be open with a walk along the
leat and riverside.

Waterworks Museum, Hereford HR4 0LJ. NGR: SO496393

SUNDAY 11.00 am -4 .00pm Entry £9, Seniors £8, Under 16s free, students £2.50. Parking.
Café. S side of Broomy Hill, on W side of Hereford. (Follow brown signs from Barton Road, off
N end of Greyfriars Bridge) Water pumping station. Exhibits include 1920s wind-pump from
Bridge Sollars, 1890 turbine-driven pump from Warwicks., 1907 waterwheel from
Carmarthenshire, tiny 1912 Pelton wheel from Ross, 1880 turbine from Dorset, 1937 turbine from
Kington and Heritage Water Park for Children, with small waterwheel driving dynamo.
Some steam engines,water wheels and pumps will be working.

The Clover Mill Spa Retreat, Cradley (Archer’s Mill/Beanhouse Mill)
WR13 5NR. NGR: SO732488

SATURDAY 10.00 am – 4.00pm. Free entry. Parking. Refreshments & cakes available. Take
the northward turning of the A4103 (Hereford-Worcester road), half a mile E of Stony Cross. After
half a mile bear left, cross the stream, and turn left again along a track to the mill with a ‘Clover Mill’ sign. Late 19th cent corn mill, complete with waterwheel & 3 pairs of stones. Older generation of mill alongside is now a house. Impressive building with machinery and turning waterwheel (water level permitting).


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

SATURDAY & SUNDAY. 9.00-4.00pm Free entry. Café. By Dinham Bridge, on E side of river
Teme below Ludlow Castle. Much altered former mill building housing café and restaurant.
Attractive site by very impressive weir. Modern waterwheel generating electricity.

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

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10.00am – 4.00pm Admission charge: adults £5, concessions £4,
family ticket £12. Off the B4555, ¾ mile S of Bridgnorth. 3 pairs of millstones, powered by very
large waterwheel fed by water at 2 levels. In dramatic setting by Severn Valley Railway viaduct. It is possible waterwheel may be turning. Flour, gfts etc. on sale. Cafe may be open.

Down Mill, Eudon WV16 6AL. NGR.:SO682898

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10.00am – 4.00pm Free entry. From the B4364 Bridgnorth to Ludlow
road take the minor road towards Eudon George. The track to the mill is 200yds. on right.Former
corn mill with machinery for two pairs stones but no waterwheel. Restoration ongoing.

Wrickton Mill, Neenton WV16 6RS. NGR: SO642858

SATURDAY 11.00 am – 4.00pm Free entry. From B4364 at Neenton, take the minor road to
Wrickton. Turn right at the end of the lane and the track to the mill is 100yd on the right. Corn
mill with three pairs of stones and overshot waterwheel (not currently turning).

Charlcotte Furnace, Neenton WV16 6RR. NGR SO639861

SATURDAY 11.00 am – 4.00pm Free entry. From B4364 at Neenton, take the minor road
towards Wrickton. Just past a pair of cottages turn right onto a farm track. Charcoal-fired blast
furnace constructed c1700 with blast formerly provided by a waterwheel. An important survival
recently refurbished by English Heritage.


Danzey Green Windmill, Avoncroft Museum B60 4JR. NGR: SO952682

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10.00-4.00pm Charges – gives access to the whole museum, adults £12-
50, concessions £10.50, children £6.50 (under 5 yrs free), family £35.00. Parking. 2 miles S of
Bromsgrove; follow signs to museum. A 19th century post windmill completely restored (though
currently not workable). Tours of windmill, restored 19th century upright Lister Mill, tea room
with sandwiches etc available.

Forge Mill, Redditch B98 8HY. NGR: SP046685

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10.00 am – 4.00pm: Specially reduced admission charges – adults
£6.80, children free. Off A441 Birmingham to Evesham road, N of Redditch. Follow brown
signs off Sainsbury’s roundabout. Restored water-powered needle scouring & polishing mill; for
more details see The mill is a listed bulding which houses original
water-powered machinery.

Knowles Mill, nr. Bewdley DY12 2LX. NGR: SO762765

SATURDAY & SUNDAY Open all day. Free entry. Parking at foot of Dry Mill Lane,
Bewdley, then ¾mile walk upstream alongside Dowles Brook. Corn mill with main gearing and
one pair of stones plus frames of an overshot waterwheel.

Brook House, Feckenham B96 6HX. NGR: SP005614

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11.00 am -3.00 pm. Free entry. Very limited parking on adjacent
bridleway. The house is beside the B4090 west of village centre. Waterwheel installed in the pit of
a demolished needle mill in 2015.

Churchill Forge, between Kidderminster & Hagley DY10 3LX. NGR: SO883796

SUNDAY 2.00 – 5.00pm Entry £5, children under 14 free. Limited parking. At Churchill village,
down a short private drive. Water-powered spade and shovel works with original machinery. Two
waterwheels will be turning, driving line shafting and the press in the main workshop and the
crocodile shears in the yard.

Shelsley Mill, Shelsley Walsh WR6 6RP. NGR: SO721630

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10:00 am – 4.00pm Donations. Parking. Follow brown signs for
Shelsley Walsh Hill-climb. Small corn mill with two pairs of stones, restored to working condition
recently. External overshot waterwheel turning all day. Hopefully milling from 2.00-
4.00 on both days (subject to conditions on day). Wooden machinery. An exceptional and
important survival.


Pontysgawrhyd Mill, nr Meifod SY22 6XT. NGR. SJ194155

SATURDAY 10.00 am-4.00pm. Free entry. Off the A490, north of Welshpool. After crossing the
River Vyrnwy, the drive to the mill is on the left. Surviving half of a very interesting early 19th century double corn mill complete with a waterwheel and machinery for two pairs of stones. Restoration ongoing.

Talgarth Mill LD3 0BW. NGR. SO155537

SATURDAY 10.00am -3.00pm. Free entry to the mill gardens. Guided tours (by the miller of the
day) £5 per person. No booking necessary. Park in the free car park on SW side of village, then
only a short walk to the village centre and mill. A fully working former corn mill, now milling a
variety of award winning wholegrain flours with a single pair of stones (French burr stone)
driven by a recently refurbished overshot waterwheel. Flour sales, gift shop, cafe and bakery..