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Fountains Abbey Watermill
Grid reference: SE 273683
OS sheet: 99
Postcode: HG4 3DY
4 miles W of Ripon, off B6265 to Pateley Bridge. Follow signs to Fountains Abbey.
The surviving part of a 12th century granary & workshop range, originally a corn mill, later a sawmill.
A Gilkes turbine was installed in 1928 to produce electricity. Restored in 1993-2001, plus a turning waterwheel
and reconstructed hurst frame. Part of the Fountains Abbey estate. Owned by the National Trust.
Mill Opening times 2017
Daily: January to October, 10.00-17.00;
(Closes one hour later
mid-March to October).
November to December, closed on Friday, opening hours 10.00 - 17.00.
See web site
or telephone for further details.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday and Sunday, 10.00-18.00.
Tel. 01765 608888.