Hessle Mill, Humber Bridge Country Park, Ferriby Road, Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU13 OHB
This year is Hessle Whiting Mill’s second participation in Heritage Open Days. Having undergone extensive restoration and conservation work in 2021.
Explore the industrial heritage of the recently restored and re-opened Hessle Mill, a unique example of an early 19th Century Whiting Windmill. Otherwise known as 'Black Mill' or 'Cliff Mill', Hessle Mill was an industrial windmill that once possessed five sails and crushed chalk from the nearby quarry which now forms the Humber Bridge Country Park. The Mill replaced an early horse mill and when constructed was a state of the art processing plant. Today it stands as a monument to the industrial revolution in the Humber region. Production on the site finished in the 1960s and the mill and the whiting works which once adjoined its tower, fell into dereliction. The opening of the Humber Bridge nearby in 1981 brought a new focus to the mill which was purchased by Beverley Borough Council in the following year.
Having been closed for over 20 years, the mill underwent further restoration in the winter of 2019/2020 as part of East Riding Council's 'Quarry to the Country Park project, a three year Heritage Lottery-funded scheme which aims to reveal the hidden industrial and social history of the Humber Bridge Country Park and the Mill.
Join us again for Hessle Mill's participation in Heritage Open Days and see the internal machinery that once crushed chalk and learn about the mill's 200-year-old history.
No booking required
Public toilets and Car Parking are available next to the mill. Unfortunately there is no disabled access beyond the ground floor of the mill.
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