Explore Fountains Mill

Explore Fountains Mill

Boasting more than just the abbey, Fountains has many interesting tales to tell, including a Cistercian mill

Fountains Mill

Fountains Mill is one of the oldest buildings on the estate and was in continuous use until 1927. 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. 

Explore Fountains Mill
Fountains Mill
Explore Fountains Mill

In its long history, the building has also been a monastic granary, a timber sawmill, a home for refugees, and a mason’s workshop.Today you'll find an interactive exhibition and see objects discovered when we restored the mill in 2001, including some very old graffiti.

Have a go at grinding corn in the mill
Children exploring Fountains mill
Have a go at grinding corn in the mill

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