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Dunkirk Mills, Nailsworth

Location
Grid reference: SO 845 005
OS sheet: 162
Postcode: GL5 5HH
At Nailsworth, on E side of A46. Park at Egypt Mill and walk 1km down the cycle trail. No parking except disabled at Dunkirk mill.

A line of mill buildings up to 5 storeys high built between 1798 and 1855 as a woollen mill. Now mostly converted to flats, but the Stroudwater Textile Trust Visitor Centre at the north end includes an 1855 wheel driving working textile machinery. There are two other large overshot wheels and a small museum. Groups can be shown the two earlier waterwheels and a restored millpond by appointment.

Opening times 2017
May to September, 1st and 3rd weekends each month, bank holiday Mondays and the last Wednesday in the month. mostly 14.00-16.00.  Parties at other times by arrangement. (See web site for dates & times).

National Mills Weekend Opening Times 2017
Open 11 to 6, Saturday 13th May & Sunday 14th May, along with The Weaving Shed, Gigg Mill, Nailsworth GL6 0JF. Demonstrations of machinery at both mills as on the website. See also St Mary's Mill.

Contact
Ian Mackintosh, Stroudwater Textile Trust, tel. 01453 766273.

Email
imack@btopenworld.com

Web site
www.stroud-textile.org.uk