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Stretton Watermill

Stretton Watermill is situated around ten miles from Chester.

The site consists of a working mill and an old nineteenth century stable which houses an exhibition, set in picturesque grounds in the peaceful Cheshire countryside.

Interesting tours of the mill conducted by the miller are available. Visitors can observe the ancient wooden machinery in action, listen to stories, have a go at milling grain and work miniature models.

Stretton Watermill

The new exhibitions feature displays on the history of the Leche family of Carden Hall, who once owned the mill, and also tell the story of the millers and their work and explain in detail the restoration of the mill which took place in the 1980's.

The first written record of Stretton Watermill is to be found in 1351, when the owners of the mill, Hugh de Malpas and John de Weston, granted the manor of Stretton to Griffin and Elena de Warrenne.

Stretton Watermill

The oldest parts of the present mill date from 1630, the original oak frame survives and can still be seen.

Exhibition, small shop and picnic area nearby. The mill is sign posted from the A534 between Broxton and Farndon.

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