Watermill to hold a special milling day

Cogglesford Mill. EMN-190927-181901001
Cogglesford Mill. EMN-190927-181901001

Cogglesford Watermill, in Sleaford, will open its doors for its next milling day on Sunday, October 13.

Cogglesford Watermill is thought to be the only Sheriff’s watermill still in operation in England and is a rare survivor from a river that boasted some 18 watermills at the time of the Domesday Book.

It belongs to a group of mills considered to be the most valuable from Lincolnshire, and amongst the most important in the country.

The mill has been producing flour since the early 18th century and has been beautifully preserved by North Kesteven District Council, giving a real insight into milling in days gone by.

Visitors can see the mill in operation during special milling days, which take place on the second Sunday of the month.

The millers will be busy grinding grain and producing wholemeal flour using organic wheat.

Whilst there, visitors can learn about the history of the mill and its millers, try their hand at grinding grain, explore the mill and even buy a bag of flour from the shop.

The milling will take place between 11am and 4pm.