Nether Alderley Mill
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Though the mill dates to the 16th century, there has been a mill on the site since at least the 14th century.
Interestingly, the back wall of the mill acts as a dam for a small lake which powers a pair of overshot waterwheels. The water from the tailrace of the upper waterwheel powers the lower waterwheel and each waterwheel acts on a different set of machinery, meaning that there are, in effect, two separate mills functioning in the same building.
The mill ceased operation in 1939. It was restored in 1967, and all the machinery is now operational once more. It is one of only four complete corn mills remaining in Cheshire.
About Nether Alderley Mill
Address: Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, SK10 4TW
Attraction Type: Historic Building - Mill
Location: Limited opening times. See National Trust website for current details.
Website: Nether Alderley Mill
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: David Dixon, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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