Nether Alderley Mill

Nether Alderley Mill, Macclesfield: Hours, Address, Nether Alderley Mill Reviews: 4.5/5

Nether Alderley Mill
4.5
Sunday
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
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Temporarily Closed - 15th-century Mill Beside A Tranquil Mill Pool
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Bee 99
Stockport, UK19 contributions
Excellent day out
Aug 2019
Enjoyable visit, very interesting, friendly staff.

Worth a second visit. Highly recommend

Lovely weather also made the day so enjoyable
Written October 27, 2019
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Janet D
Southport, UK334 contributions
Worth A Visit
Sep 2019
Lovely little corn mill with working water wheel. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and take you through the stages of the mill.
Written October 9, 2019
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Marc R
Leek, UK38 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is a small national trust site with quite limited parking but the friendly staff made sure we got parked ok. It is an old cornmill, you are taken around the site by guides who are very informative. You are able to see the water wheels and mill mechanisms working as they demonstrate these to you. There are some wooden stairs to climb and one part of the tour is through narrow passages but they do provide hard hats for this part. Very welcoming staff throughout and well worth a visit.
Written September 8, 2019
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Eve117
Manchester, UK89 contributions
A little gem
Oct 2018
I have driven past the mill loads of times but one day, it was open and I decided to pop in and have a look. The guided tour was comprehensive and enjoyable. Check the opening times
Written September 2, 2019
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Jen W
Cardiff, UK7 contributions
Lovely mill to visit
Aug 2019
The guys that run the mill were really well informed and made the tour interesting and informative. It was really easy to find and was worth travelling to see how much effort has been put into the restoration and preserving a building that had such important value to the community.
Written August 25, 2019
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Bernard C
Greater Manchester, UK74 contributions
A Medieval Site
Jul 2019
This very unusual stone built water mill has two wheels, one above the other. Water is held in an earth dam and cascades down through a leet to drive the grind stones through the water wheels

There appears to be four floors when viewed from the outside. However they are not complete floors
It has a sand stone slab roof and stone floor. The climb inside up to the rim of the dam is very steep.
There is a meal drying kiln in the basement.
The mill is only open at weekends. Parking is restricted.
Written August 13, 2019
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mrandmrsg626
Manchester, UK114 contributions
Fascinating little place
Aug 2019 • Couples
The staff & volunteers took time to chat and answer questions before the tour started. The tour itself was brilliant, so interesting. Great that the National Trust should support a property like this.
Written August 3, 2019
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RW31950
Monmouth, UK97 contributions
A Treasure of the NT
May 2019 • Couples
After visiting Little Moreton Hall we called here on the way back. We were just in time to join a group who were on a tour - the only way you can see it. It takes you back in time and you can actually see the mill working producing flour. The staff were very nice people and the guide book is very reasonably priced at £2. Very well worth a visit.
Written May 3, 2019
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Jacquie C
Cheshire, UK57 contributions
A tardis for locals to explore
Apr 2019 • Couples
A fascinating little historic operation that is easily passed due to its humble exterior. Inside opens up across 4 floors, with intriguing views into the serial water wheels, millstones and bevelled gears. Behind the mill is a secret mill pond that we never knew existed. The whole activity was brought to life modestly and effusively by lovely volunteers who spoke with such knowledge and passion that we could picture the mill in full flow. As locals, we had naively overlooked the mill previously. As engineering enthusiasts, we were absolutely amazed when they opened the sluice gate and geared up; feeling the ancient building shake with the torrential flow, clanking metal and grinding stone. Helen and Bill were excellent volunteers who helped us discover such a treasure on our doorstep.
Written April 29, 2019
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princesspentium
Nether Stowey, UK1,001 contributions
A Fascinating Gem!
Jun 2018 • Couples
Staying briefly with relatives in the area, and being volunteers at other NT properties, we are always keen to visit the NT. My husband volunteers at Dunster working water mill in Somerset, so found discussing the workings of this old mill fascinating.
The welcome we received was very warm & friendly. The tour was very accessible to non mill fans, and we learned much about the social history of the mill. Would definitely recommend a visit.
Written June 17, 2018
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