Cheddleton Flint Mill near Leek, Staffordshire
Two water mills on the river Churnet at Cheddeton. One was a Flint mill, built in the late 18th century and the other was a corn mill, dating originally from the 13th century and converted into a Flint mill in the 19th century.
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|These are two water mills on the river Churnet at Cheddeton, 3 miles south of Leek. The north mill was a Flint mill, built in the late 18th century and the other was a corn mill, dating originally from the 13th century and converted into a Flint mill in the 19th century. The flint was ground by the mills and then sent via the nearby Caldon Canal to the pottery factories of Stoke-on-Trent, where it was used in earthenware pottery. The mills are grade II* listed buildings and are run by a trust and are open to the public. There is a small museum with cottage kilns, a canal boat and steam engines.|
Cheddleton Flint Mill Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
How to get there
from the centre of Leek take the A520 south, signposted to Uttoxeter and Longton. About 6km south of Leek the road descends into the steep-sided Churnet valley to cross the river just before the village of Cheddleton, and the mills are on your right.
By Bus: The 106 Leek - Cellarhead - Stoke bus passes through Cheddleton and runs 5 times daily.
When is it open?
For opening times telephone 0161 408 5083
What does it cost?
Admission free, but donations welcome.
Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary. See this link for more information on prices and opening
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