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Northern Ireland

Patterson's Spade Mill

The last working water-driven spade mill in daily use in the British Isles

751 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, County Antrim, BT39 0AP

Blacksmiths working at the forges, Patterson's Spade Mill, Northern Ireland

Planning your visit

Blacksmithing students working at the forges in Patterson's Spade Mill, Northern Ireland

Book a Guided Tour 

Fan the flames and hear the hammers as you step into the heart of traditional spade-making.

A small group, one in a wheelchair enjoy a tour of Patterson's Spade Mill

Accessibility at Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge 

The National Trust is for everyone, and at Patterson's Spade Mill our team have been working hard to improve accessibility to enable more visitors to enjoy this special place.

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