Things to see and do at Nether Alderley Mill
Beneath the long sloping roof of Nether Alderley Mill, lies a corn mill from the 1500s. The history of the mill and everyone who worked here can be seen everywhere you look, with graffiti covering the entrance door, bricks and oak beams.
Take a tour
Take a guided tour to explore this delightful Elizabethan mill and discover how family millers since the 1500s have turned wheat into flour to make daily bread for the villagers of Nether Alderley.
The names of previous millers and workers adorn the stone walls of the mill, including a 'Tall dark handsome stranger'!
The mill stones at Nether Alderley Mill weigh over a ton and are French burr stones of metaquartzite, which are particularly adept at removing bran from flour.
Originally the mill was powered by a small stream but as demand grew a dam was built to create the mill pond. The pond lies behind the mill and has acted as the main power source since the 1500s.
The current waterwheels date from the 20th century, but water had powered the mill throughout its entire existence until the 1880s when steam power was used - until coal became too expensive.
Take one of our hard hats and have a look inside the kiln where the grain was dried, and quality controlled before it was milled into flour.
St Mary's Church
Just over the road is St Mary's Church, another crucial building to historic Nether Alderley.