Little Salkeld Mill

(See also Langwathby)

Little Salkeld water mill by Graeme DougalLittle Salkeld water mill was built in the 18th century using red sandstone from a nearby quarry. The mill was named after the Salkeld family, important land owners in the area since the 12th century. At first it was a small one-storey corn mill, but with the coming of the Carlisle Settle railroad, a granary was added. Oats were added to the product output.

Little Salkeld water mill by Graeme DougalThe mill was stripped of its machinery for use in making guns in WW II. It was restored in 1975, and visitors may view the two 12-foot over-the-top water wheels, millstones, sackhoist and other equipment. The millstones are French burr stones and were brought from Paris in the late 19th century.

Little Salkeld water mill by Graeme DougalThe mill uses the power of the River Eden to produce stoneground flour and other organic products the traditional way. A shop sells the organic flour, while a tearoom offers baked goods and lunches.

Little Salkeld water mill located one mile from Langwathby off the A686 at Little Salkeld 6 miles northeast of Penrith.
Tel. 01768 881523
Fax. 01768 881047
Email: organicflour@aol.com
Website: www.organicmill.co.uk
Little Salkeld Water mill mill race by Graeme DougalOpen: year round, mill, tea-room, mill shop, daily, 10.30am-5pm and BH Mon
Closed weekends and Christmas through New Year's.
Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Photos courtesy of Graeme Dougal

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