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Stainsby Mill at Hardwick Estate

Address: | Doe Lea, Chesterfield, England
Phone Number: 01246 850430
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Chesterfield
Type: Other, Cultural
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Having recently joined National Trust, we went to Stainsby Mill, mainly because it was close by. To be honest I hadn't expected all that much. However, the volunteers are absolutely great and very informative. The girls were enthralled by the milling process and it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon out.

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you're visiting Hardwick Hall, don't miss stopping off at this fascinating working water mill situated on the estate. You can see all the machinery in action and flour being produced which is also available for purchase. Volunteers are on hand to explain how it all works. You don't need to linger for long and my recommendation is that you... More 

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London
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I don't know if it is always working when open, but we were lucky, it was for us! We enormously enjoyed the explanations of how the mill and its associated functions worked, and watching the mill in operation. Explanations were clear, if duplicated upstairs and down, and there were few visitors to get in the way of a clear view.... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Authentic and well presented by knowlegable guide. The history of milling in the area is graphically explained

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Birmingham, UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

You could so easily miss this little gem on the way to Hardwick house or old hall. Passing by, the mill it doesn't look much, particularly as the wheel is covered so the place doesn't stand out so much. On closer inspection the entrance draws you in to the mill. Greeted by volunteers who genuinely want you to enjoy the... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Everyone should visit this place. A working water-mill complete with skilled millers and a great team of volunteers who explain everything from the history of the mill and the estate to how to make the best flour. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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90 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We really enjoyed calling in at this small mill. It is outside the main approach road to Hardwick Hall that we love so much and yet we have never previously stopped off at the mill. The mill was saved from being turned in to a private cottage and restored by the NT - what a valuable organisation the NT is!... More 

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High Wycombe
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This restored and functioning flour mill was a treat to observe. The guides were informative without being intrusive and the mill is well worth a visit for children and adults.The flour is good too!

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Coquitlam, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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