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“Very well worth a visit - don't miss it!”

Stainsby Mill at Hardwick Estate
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Type: Other
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very well worth a visit - don't miss it!”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Here is an insight into life in the 19th century - at least for the landed gentry who built it to produce white flour for cakes and pastries to put on the table when in residence at Hardwick Hall - at least 6 days a year! The water wheel is turning all the time that the mill is open to the public. Flour is produced fairly regularly and is on sale there. The staff are very helpful and give a good account of how things work. Although a small place it really is worth a visit. It is in the grounds of Hardwick Hall (and charges seperately) but it may be better to park in the car park at the mill as it is quite a step from the Hall carpark although is is walkable and reasonably flat. Toilets and food available at Hardwick Hall.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great little visit”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is a lovely place for a quick visit on the way to Hardwick Hall. We are NT members so did not pay any admission costs.
The Trust Helpers were absolutely fantastic in explaining everything to our children,
They children found the little hand gain grinder fascinating and could have played with it all day.

Visited July 2013
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Finchampstead
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104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“How the other half lived”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

A very interesting place for a quick visit to discover how the Hardwick's chose between what was milled for them and what was milled for their animals, and how it was milled. It makes a nice walk down from Hardwick Hall if you have the time.

Visited August 2013
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“National trust piece of history”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Quite small but very interesting with Trust helpers describing in detail lots of interesting facts about the area, the mill and flour production. The kids get a chance to make some flour

Visited September 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Interesting take on a Water Mill”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Built to grind flour in the French way because the duke enjoyed French bread. So instead of millstones made from the famous Derbyshire millstone grit these are made of polished granite. The stones, which are still used, are the originals and date from 1860.
We are grateful to a very enthusiastic guide for showing us around.
Well worth a half hour stop on your way to the stunning Hardwick Hall

Visited August 2013
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