Stretton Watermill

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The first record of Stretton Watermill occurs when the owners of the mill, Hugh de Malpas and John de Weston, granted the manor of Stretton to Griffin and Elena de Warrenne in 1351. Parts of todays mill date from 1630 and the original oak frame can still be seen inside. In 1770, there were major changes to the building. The roof was raised and the thatch was replaced by slates. The timber frame was covered with weather boarding, clad in local sandstone and a second overshot wheel added on the west side. In 1852, the original waterwheel was replaced by a cast iron wheel, leaving the mill with one iron and one wooden wheel. This reflects contemporary innovations of the day. The mill continued in use until 1959 when the last miller retired.

Stretton Watermill offers something for every visitor, see the ancient wooden machinery in action, listen to stories, have a go at milling grain, work miniature models, wander round the displays or just relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside setting at one of Cheshires best kept secrets.

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Stretton Watermill is only 10 miles from Chester off the A534 between Farndon and Broxton. Turn off at the Cock O’ Barton pub and follow the brown signs.

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Opening times (April and September)
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM-----1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Opening times (May - August):
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM-1:00 PM - 5:00 PM1:00 PM - 5:00 PM1:00 PM - 5:00 PM1:00 PM - 5:00 PM1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
* Open bank holidays

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£2.00£0.75£4.75

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Address: Stretton Watermill, Mill Lane, Stretton, nr Farndon, Cheshire, SY14 7JA, UK.
Phone: +44 1606 41331
Email: cheshiremuseums@cheshire.gov.uk

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