Cogglesford Watermill

Opening times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 12 noon to 4pm


In a picturesque setting by the River Slea, this award winning, fully restored working watermill is thought to be the only Sheriff’s Watermill still operating in England, and millers have produced flour on this site for over a thousand years.

During 2021, North Kesteven District Council funded the restoration of the waterwheel, and now visitors can see this fantastic piece of historic machinery in action once again.

Stone ground flour produced in the mill is sold in the shop (please note, this is while stocks last)  together with locally sourced produce and goods. Events are held throughout the year alongside the monthly milling days, special events and weekly wheel turning.

You can also enjoy the riverside setting with a cold drink or ice cream during the summer months, or a hot drink and a cake inside during the chilly winter!

With just a short walk between the mill and Navigation House, a combined visit gives visitors a fantastic background on the history on what was once a thriving riverside industry.

Click the button below to take a sneak peek at Cogglesford Watermill before your visit.

Virtual Tour


Cogglesford Mill has an important message exclusively for our all our Canine friends.  We have a secret entrance for you to use, to access our dog friendly area in our 18th Century Watermill. Just follow the sign at the front of the Mill and you will arrive at the secret entrance which is for your use only! Please enjoy sitting in our gift shop and enjoying the historic surroundings. Just to prepare you, the mill can sometimes be noisy!


Events & Milling Days

Monthly Milling: second Sunday of every month.

As well as our weekly wheel turning, once a month you can see the whole mill in action as staff and volunteers work the machinery to grind flour. A great Living History lesson all ages will enjoy!

Our next milling day is  on Sunday 9th June, 12pm-3:30pm.



History Tours: fourth Saturday of every month.

If you’re interested in a more detailed history of Cogglesford Watermill, come along on the fourth Saturday of every month for a free guided tour from local historian Simon Pawley.

If you’re planning to visit with a group of more than 6 people, please contact us to arrange a separate group visit.


Milling Experiences

An amazing gift or team building afternoon.

Would you or a loved one like to be trained as a miller for a shift at this historic venue?

We’re now offering the chance to operate this amazing building yourself and mill your own bags of flour! You’ll be supervised by a skilled miller but you’ll be in control, operating the machinery as millers have done for hundreds of years.

Also a brilliant team building exercise, you can book for up to four ‘apprentices’! Find out all you need to know here or email the mill for more information.

Milling Experiences

Retail & Shopping

The retail area at Cogglesford Watermill is a pleasure in itself – browse locally sourced produce and gifts with the sound of the River Slea bubbling in the background!

The perfect place to pick up a gift hamper for a loved one, or for a tasty souvenir of the area.

You can pick up a bag of flour from our gift shop, but please be aware we’re a heritage demonstration mill and flour is available while stocks last!

Schools & Group Visits

With workshops, demonstrations and loans boxes focusing on local history, trade and food production, Cogglesford Watermill is a unique and engaging trip that will inspire education groups of any age. Please email [email protected] or call 01529 413671 to discuss your visit.

In the meantime, click the button below for activities, recipes and more!

Family Activities


Interested in volunteering? Find more information here.


Opening hours

Opening Hours
Day Times
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weekends 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please note – the mill will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day




Dogs are welcome in the shop/cafe area – entrance is at the rear of the building.


Disabled Access

You can find our Access Statement and Accessibility Guide below. Please contact us with any questions or queries.

Access statement 2023




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