Bransdale Mill

The National Trust is currently finishing off the renovation of Bransdale Mill as bunkhouse accommodation but the waterwheel and milling mechanism is badly in need of preservation to prevent further deterioration. The mill dates from the 18th-century and rebuilt in 1842 according to a datestone although a mill probably existed on the site since medieval times. The dilapidated wooden framework supports the cast iron cogs and flywheels and a pair of grinding stones. All very precarious. Oats would have been ground originally but corn or grist was last ground in 1953.
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