Restoring the Mill

Cogs and machinery at Stainsby Mill

In 1990 - 1992, Stainsby Mill underwent a large transformation to restore the historic machinery and structure of the 19th century Mill. Some parts had to undergo major reconstruction, while others could be restored using most of the original pieces.

Much of the original stonework of the mill remained when the trust took ownership of the Mill. All the cast iron machinery was in pieces but most remained on site, therefore they could be cleaned and re-assembled. The wooden parts had mostly rotten and fallen apart, therefore new wooden parts were built, in the same style of the originals.

Before and after the restoration of the Mill at Stainsby
Before and after the restoration of the Mill at Stainsby
Before and after the restoration of the Mill at Stainsby

The stable block roof had gone which was rebuilt by the trust. The outside had become overgrown, this had to be managed and neatly transformed.

Both inside and out, new wooden steps were constructed. The entire restoration took approximately 3 years to complete. The mill was opened to the public in 1992.