Stainsby Mill :: Shared Description

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
by Ashley Dace
Related descriptions Selection is automatic and approximate, it might not always select closely matching descriptions

15 images use this description:

SK4565 : Stainsby Mill by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - Flour Sieves by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - Ground Floor by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - Pit Wheel by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - Waterwheel by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - Stones by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Mill Pond by Ashley Dace
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - stone floor by Chris Allen
SK4565 : Stainsby Watermill by Chris Allen
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill by Chris Allen
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - kiln by Chris Allen
SK4565 : Stainsby Mill - gearing by Chris Allen


These Shared Descriptions are common to multiple images. For example, you can create a generic description for an object shown in a photo, and reuse the description on all photos of the object. All descriptions are public and shared between contributors, i.e. you can reuse a description created by others, just as they can use yours.
Created: Sun, 27 Feb 2011, Updated: Fri, 15 Apr 2011

The 'Shared Description' text on this page is Copyright 2011 Ashley Dace, however it is specifically licensed so that contributors can reuse it on their own images without restriction.

You are not logged in login | register
donations accepted