Mills Open in Wales 2018 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 demonstrations at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

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

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 – 16.00

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  1900s.

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

National Mills Weekend opening  –  Saurday 11.00 -16.00

Contact – Tim Chilton  – 01686 688144

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 –  Saturday 10.00 – 18.00

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  11.00 – 16.00

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