Visit Cogglesford Watermill that dates back to Saxon times for an expierience at the only Sheriff's watermill still in operation in England. The Mill lies 30 minutes south of Lincoln in a picturesque setting on the River Slea in the historic market town of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, close to the town centre and all its amenities.
Award-winning, three-storey building
Visit the low breast shot water wheel and two sets of millstones. You can watch the Mill in operation on special event days, producing stoneground flour as it would have been 200 years ago.
Although the present Mill was mainly built in the early 18th Century, millers have produced flour on this site for over 1,000 years.
Cogglesford Mill Experiences
Cogglesford Mill Milling Day Experience
Duration 4 hours
Price: £120 per session
Enjoy a unique and exciting experience as you become an ‘Apprentice for an Afternoon’ at this amazing historic watermill!
You’ll have the mill to yourself and be guided by an expert miller as you explore the inner workings of the mill, learn how it all works and then operate the machinery yourself, producing your very own bags of white and wholemeal flour.
- Check the stones, engage the wheel and prepare for milling.
- Start the wheel – open the sluice gates and get the wheel turning.
- Mill – watch grain turn to flour, monitor production and take newly milled flour to be bagged.
- Use the boulter to produce white flour.
- Bag and pack the flour.