Cheddleton Flint Mill

historic interest
Mill wheel on the North Mill
Mill wheel on the North Mill
These are two water mills on the river Churnet at Cheddeton, 3 miles south of Leek. The north mill was a Flint mill, built in the late 18th century and the other was a corn mill, dating originally from the 13th century and converted into a Flint mill in the 19th century. The flint was ground by the mills and then sent via the nearby Caldon Canal to the pottery factories of Stoke-on-Trent, where it was used in earthenware pottery. The mills are grade II* listed buildings and are run by a trust and are open to the public. There is a small museum with cottage kilns, a canal boat and steam engines.

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Cheddleton Flint Mill water wheel
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Cheddleton Flint Mill
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Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SJ972527

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How to get there

By Road:
from the centre of Leek take the A520 south, signposted to Uttoxeter and Longton. About 6km south of Leek the road descends into the steep-sided Churnet valley to cross the river just before the village of Cheddleton, and the mills are on your right.

By Bus: The 106 Leek - Cellarhead - Stoke bus passes through Cheddleton and runs 5 times daily.
When is it open?

For opening times telephone 0161 408 5083 for recorded message
What does it cost?

Admission free, but donations welcome - suggested £50 for groups over 12 persons, and £20 for smaller groups

Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary. See this link for more information on prices and opening


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