Slinter Mill, Matlock
Grid reference: SK 286 571
OS sheet: 119
Postcode: DE4 2AJ
At Cromford, turn onto Water Lane (A5012)
heading towards Newhaven/Via Gellia. After ¼ mile Slinter
Cottage can be found on the left hand side just after Ball Eye
Quarry and before UK Slipform Ltd. Note limited parking for
cars at the mill.
The mill since it was first built about 1800
has been a lead slag mill, a wood turning mill, a saw mill and
eventually a private house from about 1940. It is now Grade II
listed and lies within the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site.
The present mill has a working 16 foot diameter breastshot wheel
and some remaining machinery from its last use as a sawmill.
Opening times 2017
By arrangement with the
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Visitors arriving by car are invited to
join the guided walks
following the Bonsall Brook to the mill, passing other mill
sites on the way, led by local
historian Doreen Buxton. The walks
will depart from outside the Greyhound Hotel, Cromford DE4
3QE, at 11.45 (meet) and the Woodside Café car park (DE4 2AJ) on
the Via Gellia Road (A5012), near Bonsall at 14.00, each day.
Restored waterwheel turning.
Neil Riddle, tel. 01629 822891