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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Mansfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Interesting view of a working water mill. Visit on a day when it's operating, buy some flour and bake something

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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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