Lindley’s Mill will be included in this year’s Heritage Open Days. Every September, some 40,000 volunteers across the country come together to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. The doors will be opened by Sutton Heritage Society, on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September from 11am-3pm and admission is absolutely free.
The mill was built in the 1820s and is a Grade 2 listed building. Built by James Lindley to replace a post mill that was damaged by a gale in 1818, the mill fell into disuse in the early 1900s.
With funding secured by the Council from the Heritage Lottery Fund the mill building has been transformed into a small heritage centre. Works have included installing a glazed roof, new windows and the commissioning of a film about the history of the mill which can be viewed inside the building itself.
Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of the Council, said: “We are privileged to have such an interesting and important part of our industrial heritage available to everyone across Ashfield and beyond.
“It showcases plenty of artefacts and so much information for our residents to learn about the heritage within our district and in particular, the fascinating story surrounding this captivating landmark. Although we are very ambitious for our future, we are incredibly proud of our past”.
The mill can be visited throughout the year by prior appointment with Sutton Heritage Society on 01623 623508.
To find out more information about Lindley’s Mill’s contribution to Heritage Open Days, visit their website here.