Re-built in 1839, Grade II* listed Warwick Bridge Corn Mill is not as old as many other vernacular survivors, but its architectural quality speaks of its estate ownership, and it is one of very few mills that is still capable of operation. The extent of machinery still in place makes it important enough for Heritage Lottery funding to have been secured, in order to preserve the mill with the potential for it to be returned to a fully working state. It is currently on the Historic England Heritage at Risk register.
Mosedale Gillatt were appointed to develop proposals for adaptation and reuse of the building alongside a schedule of repairs. The approach is to reinstate the working machinery but to support this with additional facilities in the building, with a potential artisan bakery. An opportunity for the creation of hydroelectric power via the existing water wheel will also help bring this historic complex right up to date.
NECT have recently been awarded a grant from Historic England which will fund a phase of emergency works that looks to mitigate on going deterioration to the structure and these works are programmed to begin on site in mid May.