The Mill Today

The Upper Mill has been fully restored to working order and today produces about ten tons of flour a year. The Lower Mill remains much as it was before its restoration and is used to demonstrate parts of the milling process that usually take place out of sight.

Heatherslaw Corn Mill is the most northerly working water mill in England and still produces its flour using traditional methods – little changed over the course of two thousand years.

The first recorded miller at Heatherslaw was in the 14th century and she was a woman, though was listed only as ‘Nicholas Graham’s widow’. A long list of millers followed in her floury footsteps. Today millers continue in time-honoured fashion; harnessing the power of water to drive the machinery that turns grain into flour.

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