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Cogglesford Watermill

Cogglesford Watermill

Dating back to Saxon times, Cogglesford Watermill is thought to be 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. Although the present Mill was mainly built in the early 18th Century, millers have produced flour on this site for over 1,000 years.

This award winning, three storey building has a 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. 

When the Mill is not in operation, video footage of the milling process can be seen to discover the fascinating characters and events that shaped its history from its Anglo Saxon origins to the present day.

Cogglesford Watermill is a member of Select Lincolnshire and the stone ground flour is sold in the mill shop. Light refreshments and a gift shop are also available together with local visitor information. The mill also holds special events throughout the year. 

A pleasant walk along the river bank will take you to Navigation House passing the National Centre for Craft and Design following the picturesque River Slea.

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Opening Times & Prices

Milling Days: second Sunday of the month from April - December.

April - October:

  • Monday to Friday: 12pm to 4pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 11am to 4.30pm

November - March:

  • Saturday and Sunday only: 12pm to 4pm

Free admission.

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