Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt
Acorn Bank Watermill, Temple Sowerby
Grid reference: NY 614 283
OS sheet: 91
Postcode: CA10 1SP
Off A66, 7 miles E of Penrith, 1 mile from Temple Sowerby. Follow signs for National Trust Acorn Bank.
A water-powered corn mill rebuilt about 150 years ago on an earlier site. It also served as a sawmill
and powered a local gypsum mine. A 2-storey sandstone building with a granary and a kiln. One of the three
waterwheels is still in place with two pairs of millstones. Owned by the National Trust.
Opening times 2017
Mid-March to October, Wednesday
to Monday, 10.00-17.00. Mid February to early March & November to mid-December,
Saturday & Sunday only. Parties at other times by arrangement. (More details on
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 10.00-17.00.
The mill should be working on National Mills weekend and flour will be available to buy!
Sara Braithwaite, tel. 017683 61467.
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