18th century watermill near Malton in North Yorkshire, designed by John Carr of York as a garden folly in the Gothic style. Restored as an education centre in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, generating renewable energy.
A FLOUR MILL FOR
Howsham Mill is built on the site
of an earlier mill. It mills flour for
the Howsham Estate for almost
AN END FOR THE
The last miller leaves in 1947, the
land is sold and the building falls
into disrepair. The roof destroyed by fire and the building is
surrounded by dense woodland
WORK BEGINS TO SAVE
The Renewable Heritage Trust is
formed to save the building, they
begin a decade of work to rescue
and restore the building and its
HOWSHAM MILL GAINS AN
In 2006 The Howsham Mill
features on the TV show
'Restoration Village' and six years later the rebuild finally begins
RESTORED TO ITS FORMER
The mill is an events space,
environmental education centre
and generating hydro-electricity
In 2003 Howsham Mill was a ruin hidden in the trees on a small island in the River Derwent, five miles downstream from Malton. The vision of the newly-formed Renewable Heritage Trust was to restore the building back to its Georgian Gothic glory with a new use as an environmental education centre, generating hydro-electricity from the waterwheel and the first Archimedes screw turbine installed in the UK.
Howsham Mill is an enchanting venue for many types of events. Whether it’s a craft workshop, meeting, or conference. Contact us to find out how we can cater to your requirements, and take a look at our events and see what is up-coming.
The regeneration of Howsham Mill would not have been possible without generous public support. We are still raising money for projects and looking for volunteers. Find out how you can help support the project.