Re-built in 1839, Grade II* listed Warwick Bridge Corn Mill is not as old as many other vernacular survivors, but its architectural quality speaks of its estate ownership, and it is one of very few mills that is still capable of operation. The extent of machinery still in place made it important enough for Heritage Lottery funding to have been secured, in order to preserve the mill with the potential for it to be returned to a fully working state.
Mosedale Gillatt were appointed by Cultura Trust to develop proposals for adaptation and reuse of the building alongside a schedule of repairs. The approach has been to reinstate the working machinery but to support this with additional facilities in the building, with a potential artisan bakery. An opportunity for the creation of hydroelectric power via the existing water wheel also helps bring this historic complex right up to date.
Work has recently been completed and Cultura Trust are now looking to bring the mill back into use through the hands of the community. You can find more details here – Warwick Bridge Corn Mill
Photos of the completed scheme will be updated shortly.