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Stainsby Mill at Hardwick Estate

| Doe Lea, Chesterfield, England
01246 850430
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Chesterfield
Type: Other
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English first
Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable hour at the mill, seeing and learning about its history and operation. It's in excellent condition. The guides were very knowledgeable and keen to engage with visitors. There are no cafe facilities but flour ground in the mill on Thursdays is on sale.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great place to visit on your way to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. Although we didn't stay long as we had visited before, we were met by friendly and knowledgeable staff/volunteers. We have bought and tried the milled flour on previous occasions and found it delicious.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As you head for Hardwick Hall take time to stop off and visit the little Stainsby Mill (a National Trust property). Check opening times because it's not always open. The enthusiastic volunteers will give you a brief guided tour explaining the mill machinery - renewed in the 1800s. Somewhat unusually it has a water wheel powered not by a stream... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A mill on this site since the 13th century, with the present mill built in 1849-50 before a full refurbishment in 1990.One of the very few bucket wheel mills around and well worth a visit on your way to nearby Hardwick Hall. The mill is fairly small, with steep stair access to the upper floor, and has several quite unique... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Well worth a visit if you are on your way to the larger NT attraction,Hardwick Hall, it is just near the entrance to the driveway. It is a separate adm fee.

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Weston-super-MAre
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is well worth visiting the mill on your way to Hardwick Hall. Friendly staff give a guided tour of this tiny mill and explain how it worked. On some days they are milling flour, so it would be worth checking this. It made for an interesting and educational visit. Their own flour is available to purchase.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

An informative place to visit. It gives you a real flavour of what milling involved hundreds of years ago.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The mill is definitely worth visiting. We had a great day out and if you include Hardwick Hall which is next door, then it is a full day out. The staff at the mill are great to talk to and explain how it all works. If you go on a Thursday you will witness flour being made. If you can't,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Passionate and knowledgeable guides. Unchanged for 150 years and still working as well as ever. Goes to prove not everything needs changing.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have stopped off here a few times, when going to Hardwick Hall, and have always been very impressed. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. Whilst the mill is quite small there is lots to see and the kids can get hands on, bringing sacks through the trap door in the upper floor. Because of the size, it is questionable... More

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