SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - Stones

taken 7 years ago, near to Doe Lea, Derbyshire, Great Britain

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Stainsby Mill - Stones
Stainsby Mill - Stones
A view of the grind floor, the two stones in the background along with a third to the left. This is driven off the crown wheel cogs. These also power a grain cleaner and two flour seives.
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Stainsby Mill
Stainsby mill is a preserved watermill on the Hardwick estate, Derbyshire. It is owned and run by the National Trust, still producing flour.

The earliest reference is from 1216, when it was owned by the Lords of the Manor (LinkExternal link ), the Savage family. Steinesbei over time has evolved into Stainsby.

In 1593 Bess of Harwick, one of the most powerful Women in England, bought the estate, including the mill, from Edward Savage. By 1800 a new stable and wagon shelter had been built; however in 1846 it was noted to be out of use.

1850 saw a rebuild with new iron machinery; French Burr was added for the Duke of Devonshire so that the estate could have the finest white flour. The 1940s and '50s saw it become redundant; full restoration came in 1991.

The Breastshot waterwheel LinkExternal link powers a small cog turning three pit wheels LinkExternal link. These run the stones upstairs LinkExternal link as well as other machinery such as flour dressers LinkExternal link.

The mill is open to visitors most days, producing spelt and wholemeal flour. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 February, 2011
watermill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 456 652 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.9656N 1:19.1376W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 456 652
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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