Mill Green Museum

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    Mill Green Museum
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    Mill Green Museum
    TypeWatermill
    LocationHatfield
    Coordinates51°46′23″N 0°12′15″W / 51.77306°N 0.20417°W / 51.77306; -0.20417Coordinates: 51°46′23″N 0°12′15″W / 51.77306°N 0.20417°W / 51.77306; -0.20417
    OS grid referenceTL 24001 09774
    AreaHertfordshire
    Built17th century
    OwnerWelwyn Hatfield Borough Council
    Listed Building – Grade II*
    Official nameThe Old Mill House Museum and Mill Green Mill
    Designated2 September 1977
    Reference no.1101037
    Mill Green Museum is located in Hertfordshire
    Mill Green Museum
    Location of Mill Green Museum in Hertfordshire

    Mill Green Museum is a working watermill in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.[1] The building is listed grade II* ("The Old Mill House Museum and Mill Green Mill") and dates from the 17th century. The local museum is in the old miller's house. Three galleries show changing displays of art and local history.

    History

    The mill uses the power of the River Lea. The Domesday Book records several mills at Hatfield, and they are assumed to have included one at this site and another upstream at Lemsford.[2]

    In 1911 the last miller to mill commercially, Mr Lawrence, emigrated to Australia. However, the mill has been restored to full working order with 18th and 19th century wooden machinery. It is in regular use to grind organic wheat for a local bakery and for retail sale on the premises.

    Access

    The mill is managed by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. Visitors can explore the mill, see it working and chat to the miller on duty. Mill Green runs craft and baking workshops, children's activities and a school visit service.

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