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Wath Mill, nr Pateley Bridge

Location
Grid reference: SE 146 678
Postcode: HG3 5PP
OS sheet: 99, 298
 From Pateley Bridge, cross R Nidd to SW side of river, then turn R and follow Low Wath road for app 2 miles, passing Foster Beck mill on L after 1 mile.  Then turn R signposted Wath. Mill is on L after 150 yards.

a late 19th century watermill built on the site of an earlier 16th century mill. It has a diverse history; initially a corn mill, it has also been used for linen and bobbin making before returning to corn, and as a result the surviving machinery, specifically the hurst frame, millstones, and internal waterwheel, are of particular interest. Wath Mill is a Flagship Heritage Site within the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and work is ongoing to conserve the mill machinery.

Opening times
Certain special open days. See Nidderdale AONB events for details.
 
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Not open 2017 due to repair work.

Contact
Owner via Nidderdale AONB: 01423 712950

Email
nidderdaleaonb@harrogate.gov.uk

Web site:
http://uppernidderdale.org.uk/historic-nidderdale/flagship-heritage-sites/wath-mill/