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7th April Hough Mill Summer Sunday Openings Commence

Posted by Roger Bisgrove on 11th December 2018
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Experience the transformation of Hough Mill from derelict shell to visitor attraction.

A unique attraction of a 200 year old former flour windmill with :

  • an ancillary  building with a railway room celebrating the Swannington Incline, the western end of Robert Stephenson’s 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway,
  • adjacent to the Gorse Field, home of 800 years of coal mining with many visible hollows of former bell pits and gin pits,
  • near the Califat Coal Mine 1855-1873, a Victorian coal mine named after a town in Romania,
  • delightful walks through the Gorse Field and Califat Spinney that are now nature reserves.

Hough Mill, St George’s Hill, Swannington, LE67 8QW.  Open 2-5pm Sundays April to September

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