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Stainsby Mill at Hardwick Estate

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Address: | Doe Lea, Chesterfield, England
Phone Number: 01246 850430

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tour of working mill

I cannot recommend this mill and the volunteers who run it enough. We had a guide tour and Danny one of the volunteers who talked us through the workings of the mill was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I cannot recommend this mill and the volunteers who run it enough. We had a guide tour and Danny one of the volunteers who talked us through the workings of the mill was very thorough and very helpful. It is brilliant that this mill is in the hands of the National Trust who will preserve this fantastic piece of social... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, to see this old watermill working. The volunteers are really passionate about it and that comes across when they tell you about it. And great to be able to buy freshly ground flour.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We got there when it opened and the two of us had a tour guide to ourselves. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was very informative and not too long. Can't wait to try the scones from the flour we bought. We went there before moving on to Hardwicke Hall.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Before the entrance to Hardwick Hall stands the Victorian water mill, park on the lane and there is an entrance fee unless National trust member. Staff very knowledgable and helpful. The mill is no longer working but they do run the wheel whenever they can. You can bring some corn wheat or grain, half an hour it's a nice way... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On the of chance called at Stainsby mill. A real pleasure, warm greeting from all the staff,very interesting, would visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Superb volunteers with depth of knowledge and able to communicate in an interesting informative friendly way. A place well worth a visit. No dogs. Parking in the lane. Milling day is Thursday. Be sure to buy the milled flower spelt or wholemeal. Cost price with free labour also come with free recipe so no excuse not to buy a bag.... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visting Hardwick, chanced upon Standby Mill which happened to be working. Extraordinarily knowledgable volunteers delighted visitors of all ages with a detailed exposition. Great for children. Volunteer millers produce the stone ground flour available for purchase. (Just baked my first loaf, it IS a quality product!) Hardwick Hall is the major attraction on the estate but the mill should be... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

we passed this old working mill on a walk and were encourage to take a look inside. We were very pleased we did! Malcolm.our tour guide, was full of interesting pieces of information. The mill still grinds flour, using original water wheel, three times a week. Peaceful, small picnic area round the back of the mill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We got a personal tour of the mill which was amazing. The staff were fantastic and so knowledgeable, which really enriched the visit. It was so interesting to hear about the mill and see how it all worked. We were caught in the middle of a thunderstorm which gave us a good excuse to spend a little longer there! Thoroughly... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very friendly guides told us all about the mill. There are also many photos to see of past times. Well worth a visit. Run by National Trust. Free if you are a member.

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Address: | Doe Lea, Chesterfield, England
Phone Number: 01246 850430
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield

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