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Cogglesford Mill

East Road, Sleaford NG34 7EQ, England
+44 1529 413671
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A gem!

A tiny museum but with a wealth of knowledge from the volunteers - would have loved to have gone on... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Jane T
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Kilmarnock
An interesting visit

An interesting visit to a working water mill where you can learn about milling, then buy some... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Graham T
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Cogglesford Watermill, dating back to Saxon times, is thought to be the only Sherriff's watermill still in operation in England. The Mill lies 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 stone ground flour as it would have been 200 years ago. Video footage of the milling process can be seen when the Mill is not in operation. Discover the fascinating characters and events that shaped its history from its Anglo Saxon origins to the present day. Please note this is not the TripAdvisor Page for the restaurant which is located next to the mill.
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East Road, Sleaford NG34 7EQ, England
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

A tiny museum but with a wealth of knowledge from the volunteers - would have loved to have gone on a day when milling was taking place. Word of warning - the steps up to the two levels are very steep and uneven but worth...More

Thank Jane T
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North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cogglesford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. If you're in the area, our next milling day is Sunday 12 November! Another chance to stock up on some flour!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

An interesting visit to a working water mill where you can learn about milling, then buy some milled flour. Afterwards take the 10 minute riverside walk into Sleaford town centre.

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North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cogglesford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and took the time to venture in to the town centre. There are many hidden treasures in Sleaford for visitors and residents a like to enjoy!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Love visiting here. Kids always enjoy and staff are always helpful and answer the endless questions. Shop is good and the days they have the mill working are well worth a visit

Thank Alison C
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North Kesteven D, Owner at Cogglesford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for your review Alison and we are pleased you love Cogglesford Mill as much as we do! We love endless questions as there is such a great story to tell.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

A nice walk from town at side of river Slea brings you to this pretty watermill. It is good that it was saved from falling in disrepare as all the other mills on the river have gone.There are some interesting old pictures of former tenants...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit , if in the area ,good history on this mill been there since year dot , Check for working daysMore

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North Kesteven D, Owner at Cogglesford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Cogglesford Mill. We are proud of the old building and work hard at keeping it alive so we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. The mill rumbles into life on the second Sunday of the month so...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

It was a very nice day out wjth my youngest grandaughter, we found the mill very interesting lots to see would have been better if it was working, but it only works once a month

Thank Robert P
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North Kesteven D, Owner at Cogglesford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. The mill rumbles into action on the second Sunday of the month if you have time to visit then - it definitely brings the mill to life!

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Lovely little place with lovely staff. Visited 17/9/17 well worth the short walk from town although there is a car park right next to it.More

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North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cogglesford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit including the trip in to town which is also a nice visit. There are also plenty other places to visit in Sleaford including Navigation House, The National Centre for...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Wow what a stunning little water mill in Sleaford. Only a few minutes walk from the town down the river. Definately worth a visit .More

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North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cogglesford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Good Morning, Thank you for your kind comments. We like to refer to the mill as a 'chocolate box' picture as it is in such a beautiful and peaceful setting. The walk down the riverside is also very pleasant during the summer. We look forward...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were in Sleaford and as it was a lovely day decided to walk along the river to the Mill. The mill was not working during our visit but you can still have a look around and there is a small gift shop area as...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

You don't get much for free these days and parking is free for 2 hours as well so you can stroll along the canal bank as well . The mill has special days when it is working check website for details next one is 9th...More

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North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cogglesford Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MartynR262
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Response from North Kesteven D | Property representative |
Hi Martyn, please see opening times below: 1 April to 31 October: Monday to Friday 12pm to 4pm, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am to 4.30pm. 1 November to 31 March: Saturday and Sunday only, 12pm to... More
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