History

The History of Oundle Mill

We have struggled to find much history about the mill but thought worth including the little we have found so far. We will continue our search.

Oundle Mill sits on the banks of the River Nene, adjacent to the Upper Barnwell Lock. There has been a flour mill on this site since Saxon times and the water was diverted long ago to flow dramatically beneath the mill in two places forming a water race at either end of the building.

The present mill building dates from the 17th century; it is built of local limestone and has a Collyweston slate roof. The view of the mill above was from the early 1900’s when the miller was a Mrs Frances Baker.

The mill was first converted into a restaurant in 1969 and passed through a number of hands before it was purchased by Agellus Hotels in 2005. We continued to trade the mill for a short time before closing it for a complete refurbishment at the end of 2005. Oundle Mill was re-opened on Friday the 15th of August 2008. The refurbishment took longer than we planned and has had its challenges but we are delighted with the result.

 

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