Cheddleton Flint Mill Industrial Heritage Trust
Registered Charity Number 254196
Registered Museum Number 834
Cheddleton Flint Mill is a fine example of a water mill
ground flint for the pottery industry. The site
water mills, a small museum, a period cottage, the canal
and many other exhibits. The site is open to the
The Cheddleton Flint Mill Preservation Trust was formed in 1967
to preserve the unique mill complex and provide
educational information concerning the historical development of
pottery raw materials. In 1972 the Trust widened its objectives to
encompass more of Britain's Industrial Heritage and became the
Cheddleton Flint Mill Industrial Heritage Trust.
Between 1997 and 2000 we undertook a second major renovation
of our Grade II* listed complex, with the aid of the Heritage
Lottery Fund and donations from many other organizations. The
buildings should now be structurally sound for many years to come,
and much of the machinery is in good running order. One of our
current goals is to expand our educational facilities and study packs for school visits,
with the help of local teachers.
The Trust is run by a Board of Trustees and a team of
volunteers, none of whom are paid. We do not charge visitors to the
mill, but instead rely upon donations to meet our running costs.
We are always on the lookout for willing volunteers to carry
out a variety of tasks from mechanical maintenance to giving
guided tours. We are also in the process of creating a Friends of
Cheddleton Flint Mill Society to bring together people with an
interest in the mill, industrial heritage and local history.
The Trust is committed to sustainability in all senses ie.
environmental, financial and preservation of the buildings and
collection. These all go hand in hand. We are particularly keen to
address green issues and have attained the Staffordshire
Environmental Quality Mark.