This structure was erected in 1775 by Collins (no relative), millwrights of Melton. It has been altered in 1826 and 1855, when the 53 foot chimney was installed for a steam engine.
The mill worked until 1954, when it became derelict. In 1972 it was converted into a fine restaurant, although the water wheel, still working, was retained.
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Photographs © Mark Collins 2006
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