Stretton Watermill

Mill Lane, Stretton, Farndon, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 7JA

Tel: 01606 271640

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About Us

Step back in time and visit one of the country’s best preserved water powered corn mills. 

- One of our millers will take you on a fascinating tour to see the ancient wooden machinery in action, listen to stories, and have a go at milling grain. 

- The first written record of Stretton Watermill was 1351 and some of the original building remains, hidden under the layers of timber-framing of 1770. 

- Stretton Watermill was a working mill until its last miller retired in 1959. 

- The timbers give up their secrets to those who take the time to wonder at the machinery, the engineering and the ingenuity of the millers.

- Visit the 19th-century stable block to learn about the history of the mill and explore models of the building and its machinery. 

- Bring a picnic and enjoy the idyllic rural setting with beautiful views of the pond and mill buildings.

- There are occasional special exhibitions and events.  See website for more information.  

Wheelchair access is available throughout the museum though there are narrow doorways.  Please see website for Access Statement.

Hot and cold drinks available in small shop.

Stretton Watermill is a 25 minute drive South West from Chester City Centre.  It is on the Cheshire Cycle Route.  Combine this trip with pub lunch and a visit to one of the other heritage attractions in the area.

Guide Prices

Adult £3.50, child £1.80, family £8. Please note prices subject to increase in April 2019. Please check website for details.

Opening Times

2019 (1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00
2019 (1 Sept 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00
2020 (1 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00

* The mill is closed from October to March.

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVAQAS Accredited VAQAS Accredited 2019

Directions

Road Directions

It is well signposted from the A534 between Broxton and Farndon. Only 10 miles from Chester.

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Facilities

Languages spoken

  • French spoken

Provider Features

  • In countryside

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Contact Us

Tel: 01606 271640

Tel: 01606 271640

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