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Stainsby Mill at Hardwick Estate

| Doe Lea, Chesterfield, England
01246 850430
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Chesterfield
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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you plan a visit to nearby Hardwick Hall, I'd strongly recommend a visit to this superbly-preserved water mill. It's best to visit the mill on the way in to the Hall rather than afterwards - the mill lies beside the main entrance road to the Hall, and parking is a bit of an issue which is best tackled when... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stainsby Mill on the Hardwick Estate is an example of a flour mill constructed to serve its parent house. Well worth seeing if you’re at Hardwick Hall, the mill is situated on the main entrance to the house, so if you are visiting it is best to stop off on the way rather than on the way out due to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There is no doubt that this is a lovely little working water mill. You can see the mill in operation and buy flour that has been produced here. It is very interesting. There are some small hands on stuff for the children, I would have liked to see more, and remember that this is a working mill so you'll need... More

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Chabanais, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had the good fortune to visit when Mac was on duty. A fireman until he retired, he is now a fully fledged miller! He was able to explain all the details of the mill, it's method of working and it's products. The other guides were also helpful and informative and the fact that this mill is still producing flour... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We've been to this mill before and had a good visit, this time was even better. The staff were friendly and informative and our kids had a great time. It's tiny and you could whizz through in under ten minutes, but we were there for about an hour; my youngest spent at least ten minutes grinding corn on the quern... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a side trip on our way to Hardwick Hall, and I was amazed at this working watermill, and the knowledge of the volunteers here. Seeing the full operation was great!

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Weybridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited the mill after our trip to Harwick Hall (it opens on the same days: Wednesday to Sunday) and really enjoyed looking around and listening to the talks given by the friendly volunteers.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Perhaps I would not have travelled far to visit this mill but as it was on the doorstep of Hardwick Hall and we arrived well before the house was open we went around the mill to pass the time. The staff were friendly and gave us interesting information. We spent the best part of an an hour here and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited Stainsby Mill before visiting Hardwick Hall and Hardwick Old Hall. Our visit fell on a milling day.The Mill is only small but the knowledgeable staff gave us a thorough overview of the milling process and were only too happy to answer our questions.

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After an enjoyable afternoon in Hardwick Hall we were suffering from tapestry overload and were delighted to come across this gem of a living museum. The guides were friendly, informative and nothing was too much trouble. The mill has been restored to an extremely high standard and we are looking forward to using the freshly milled flour

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