Worsbrough Mill Museum

Worsbrough Mill, Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley, S70 5LJ
Posted on 15th July 2016 / 592
Site Type : Organisation
Category : Water Wheel
Industry Type : Agricultural, Power Generation
Power Type : Water
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Restored

Worsbrough Mill is a 17th Century working water mill set in stunning parkland.

The original mill was built in 1625.

Worsbrough Mill Museum has been restored to working condition and is set in a delightful country park, complete with a Georgian reservoir! Worsbrough Mill produces a range of premium quality organic flours and associated products using water power courtesy of the River Dove.

The mill relies on the waterwheel, but it is hydraulically separate from reservoir.

The original 1625 mill was followed in the 1700s by the mill cottage and three-storey mill extension later on in the 1840s, to house a new steam engine, storage floors and more.

The New Mill was originally steam-driven and contained a Watt-type beam engine, which got scrapped in 1922 – argh!

The mill became run down in the mid-20th century and the severe storms of the 1950s gave it a battering. Thankfully, Worsbrough Mill got a some attention in the 1970s, so we can still enjoy the site today.

Worsbrough Mill Country Park covers over 240 acres and holds Local Nature Reserve status.

The Georgian reservoir, now supporting a well-managed wildlife habitat, was built in 1802 to feed the Dearne and Dove Canal that sprung up during the surge of industrial expansion in the area.

Worsbrough Mill run lots of interesting event days, such as milling demonstrations, Victorian Farm days and pond dipping and nature trails with the park ranger.

Check out their official website for more information – HERE!

There is no entry fee to the site, but donations are gratefully received! You can plan a day here if the weather is fair. Bring a bike, walking boots or dogs on leads!


Wrsbrough Mill, Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley, S70 5LJ

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