Mills Open in Wales 2016 Central Wales

Central Wales.

Carmarthenshire

Cenarth Mill,  Cenarth,  Newcastle Emlyn, Carmthenshire.

A flour mill from 17th century, on a mill site of about 12th century, with timber and iron undershot waterwheel driving, two pairs of mill stones, one for barley and one for oats. Next to the Teifi falls,  part of the National Coracle  Centre.

Location –  Grid reference  – SN 270 415 .  Near A484 Teifi bridge in Cenarth .

National Mills Weekend  opening –  Saturday and Sunday –  10.30 – 17.30

Contact   01239 710980     www.coracle-centre.co.uk

Museum of Welsh Woollen Industry, Drefach Felindre, near Llandysul, SA44 5UP

On the site of a 1902  mill, recently redeveloped to show how  the processes  turned raw wool into finished cloth.

Location –  Grid reference – SN 355 392   In village of Drefach Felindre follow brown direction signs.

National Mills Weekend opening –  Saturday and  Sunday –  10.00 – 17.00

Contact – 02920-573070     0300 1112333

 

Ceredigion

Felin Ganol, Llanrhystud near Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. SY23 5AL

A corn mill complex complete with machinery and working overshot  waterwheel, kiln, and mill house. Now producing and selling organic flours.

Location –  Grid reference SN 542 698   Approaching Llanrhystud from Aberystwyth, turn 1st left after speed limit sign, before entering village, mill is 100 yds up school lane.

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday  11.00 – 16.00

Milling demonstration at 11.30am

Contact –  Andy and Anne Parry-  01974 202272            www.felinganol.co.uk

Silver Mountain Experience , Ponterwyd near Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB

A traditional Welsh, water powered metal mine which worked between 1745 and 1910. This mine produced ores of silver-lead and zinc, transported by sea to South Wales for smelting . Restored waterwheels  and water –powered machinery are displayed. Underground visits to the mine, museum, rock and mineral shop, tea and coffee shop.  Water play area.

Location –  Grid reference  – SN 732 809 .  On A44,  11 miles east of Aberystwyth.

National Mills Weekend  opening –  Saturday &  Sunday   10.00 –  16.30.

Entry – From  £8.00  adults,  £6.00 children (under 16), under 4’s free.

Contact – 01970 890620     www.silvermountainexperience.co.uk

Y Felin Fach , Blaenpennal, near Tregaron, Ceredigion. SY23 4TP

A small village oat mill, dating back  to at least 1690. Currently under restoration, but complete with machinery  and drying kiln.

Location –  Grid reference – SN 629 643 . Turn off A485,  2 miles south of Bronant,  signposted Blaenpennal. Drive down through village, past chapel and  Pentre Bach, mill is next  on the left, just before river bridge. White buildings with pond in front.

National Mills Weekend  opening  – Not open for 2016 – due to work in progress

Contact – Andrew & Eileen Findon  –  01974 251231   or   welshmills@fsmail.net

Y Felin, Tynygraig, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, SY25 6AE

Also known as Gwnnws Mill, probably early 18th century, part of the Crosswood Estate, machinery scrapped in the 1930’s. Since 1980, the building and pond have been restored, a salvaged waterwheel installed. Machinery and millstones also salvaged,  from a local mill, awaiting fitting as part of the future plan to create a working corn mill.

Location- Grid reference SN 6917 6952 .  12 miles from Aberystwyth, just off B4340 in Tynygraig. Go between brick pillars opposite bus shelter, down track for 150yds to mill on the right.

National Mills Weekend opening.-  Not open for 2016

Contact – Brian or Hilary or Thomas Malaws   01974-261428

Felindre, Aberarth Mill, Aberarth, Ceredigion. SA46 0LP

Old corn / barley / oat  mill , with 12ft waterwheel  restored in 1999, by present owner, retains a lot of machinery, and artefacts, but currently without water supply.  Ancient  mill site. Property currently for sale.

Location –  Grid reference – SN 479639 Turn off A487 at Aberarth, towards sea, ( no through road )  mill on right about 100yds.

National; Mills Weekend opening – Sunday 11am – 4pm

Contact – Peter Davies,   01545-570870

Y Felin, Mydroilyn,  Lampeter,  SA48 7QY

A small village corn mill, with 14 ft overshot wheel, two pairs of stones and gearing still in place., mostly 19th century , but raised roofline probably shows an earlier building, probably prior to 1740.  Old adjacent cottage, pig sties,  and later miller’s house.  Waterwheel partly restored, and other restoration work in progress.

Location –  Grid reference  SN 457552 . On B4342 in Mydroilyn village , just below the chapel (at junction with Cribyn road ) .

National Mills Weekend opening – Saturday and  Sunday  11am to 4pm.

Contact  –  Glen or  Sue James    01545 – 580758

Rock Mill, Capel Dewi, Llandysul, Ceredigion,  SA44 4PH

A  listed woollen mill, dating from around 1890, built by the great grandfather of the present owner. The last water-powered woollen mill in Wales. A double-width overshot waterwheel powers carding and spinning machinery. Shop selling woollen & other textile products & wools.

Location – Grid reference: SN 448 423.  On B4459 at Capel Dewi, just off A475 Lampeter to Newcastle Emlyn Road at Rhydowen, or off A485 at Alltwalis. Follow brown signs from Llandysul.

Opening times  –  April to October, Monday-Friday, 10.00-17.00. Saturday 10.00-13.00. Winter and other times by appointment.

National Mills Weekend opening times  – Saturday  10.00 – 15.00

Contact  Tel. 01559 362356.  http://www.rockmillwales.co.uk/ 

 

Powys

Dyfi Furnace, Furnace,  near Machynlleth, Powys.

A charcoal blast furnace built in 1755, which was powered by  a spectacular waterwheel.

Location –  Grid reference – SN 685 951 .  On A487, Aberystwyth to Machynlleth road at Furnace. Car park opposite.

National Mills Weekend  opening –  Site open,  Sat / Sun 10.00 –  16.00

Pontdolgoch Sawmill, Pontgolgoch, near Caersws,  Powys, SY17 5NJ

A  large circular saw and wood working complex powered by an overshot waterwheel,  virtually unchanged since the early  1900’s.

Location –  Grid reference –  SO 010 937.   Off A470 Newtown to Machynlleth road at Pontdolgoch.

National Mills Weekend opening  –  Not open for 2016

Contact – Tim Chilton  – 01686 688144      chilton@fsmail.net

Trericket Mill,  Erwood,near Builth Wells, Powys.  LD2 3TQ

Formerly a corn mill, but retains much of the machinery and a water  turbine. Currently accommodation with special catering options, overlooking the  River Wye.

Location –  Grid reference – So 112 414 .  Set back from the A470 Brecon to Builth Wells road between the villages of Llyswen and Erwood with plenty of parking .

National Mills Weekend opening –Not open for 2016

www.trericket.co.uk

Pontysgawrhyd Mill, Meifod, Welshpool, Powys. SY22 6XT

A large scale  mill built in 1810, built on a previous 16th century mill site and waterways, currently under restoration, retains undershot waterwheel , two pairs of mill stones. Machinery and wheel thought to be by William Hazeldine.

Location –   Grid reference  –  SJ 195155.  Turn off  A495 3 miles north of Meifod, on to A490 towards Welshpool for ¾ mile, mill entrance on the right just  before bridge.

National Mills Weekend opening –  Not open for 2016

Contact Dave or Jane Wadley   – 01938-500827

Talgarth Mill, The Square, Talgarth, Powys.  LD3 0BW

A flour mill stopped working in the 1940’s , but now part of a community project to re-vitalise the town. Extensive renovation project, to bring back to working condition, now complete. Hope to be grinding flour on National Mills Weekend, with tours every hour

Location –  In centre of town , next to town hall.

National Mills Weekend opening –  Saturday and Sunday  10.00 – 16.00

Contact –  01874-711352     www.talgarthmill.org.uk   Felin Talgarth Mill @ Twitter