Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt





Acorn Bank Watermill, Temple Sowerby

Grid reference: NY 614 283
OS sheet: 91
Postcode: CA10 1SP
Off A66, 7 miles E of Penrith, 1 mile from Temple Sowerby. Follow signs for National Trust Acorn Bank.

A water-powered corn mill rebuilt about 150 years ago on an earlier site. It also served as a sawmill and powered a local gypsum mine. A 2-storey sandstone building with a granary and a kiln. One of the three waterwheels is still in place with two pairs of millstones. Owned by the National Trust.

Opening times 2018
23rd March to 28th October, Daily, 10.00-17.00. 3rd November to 16th December, Saturday & Sunday only, 11.00 - 16.00. Parties at other times by arrangement.
Mill operates most weekend afternoons in Summer. (More details on web site).

National Mills Weekend opening times 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 10.00-17.00.
Activities 11.00-16.00.
The mill should be working on National Mills weekend and flour will be available to buy!

Custodian, tel. 017683 61467.


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