Cheddleton Flint Mill
This building is a wonderful example of a water mill that used to grind flint for the pottery industry. Visit this mill and gain an understanding of the whole process from the arrival by narrow-boat, through the calcining, grinding, settling and drying processes.
The earliest reference to milling at Cheddleton dates back to 1253 and it is possible the foundations of the South Mill dates back to this period. The whole complex is considered to be of great historical importance and has been given a Grade II* listed building status by the English Heritage.
Location Details: The Flint Mill is situated on the A520 at Cheddleton between Stoke-on-Trent and Leek. Watch out for the brown heritage signs for mill as you drive through the village.
Facilities: Parking is available for visitors in vehicles no bigger than a minibus.
Opening Times: Open most weekend afternoons in summer and some week days; ring for up-to-date information.
Costs: Free Admission
Photo Credits: © Copyright Cheddleton Flint Mill
For further information please visit: http://www.cheddletonflintmill.com