Fountains Mill

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Step inside the estate’s oldest building. Discover the hands-on exhibition inside and have a go at grinding corn yourself. You can also see a water wheel, an electrical generator and some ancient graffiti.

Fountains Mill was built by the Cistercians in the 12th century to grind grain for the monastery. It survived the closure of the abbey and continued to mill grain right up to 1927.

In its long history, the building has also been a monastic granary, a timber sawmill, a home for refugees, and a mason’s workshop.