Cogglesford Watermill


Welcome to Cogglesford Watermill

Wednesday 9 August - Please be aware that the Mill will be closed for staff training and will reopen tomorrow as normal on Thursday 10 August. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Cogglesford Watermill, dating back to Saxon times, is thought to be the only Sherriff’s watermill still in operation in England.

The Mill lies in a picturesque setting on the River Slea in the historic market town of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, close to the town centre and all its amenities. Although the present Mill was mainly built in the early 18th Century, millers have produced flour on this site for over 1,000 years. This award winning, three storey building has a low breast shot water wheel and two sets of millstones. You can watch the Mill in operation on special event days, producing stone ground flour as it would have been 200 years ago. Video footage of the milling process can be seen when the Mill is not in operation. Discover the fascinating characters and events that shaped its history from its Anglo Saxon origins to the present day.

Cogglesford mill flour

Cogglesford Watermill is a member of ‘Select Lincolnshire’ and their stone ground flour made using certified organic wheat is sold in the Mill Shop. The shop also features items from local suppliers and producers, such as honey, jams, curds, chutneys, woodcrafts, books, card, gifts, souvenirs and much more. The Mill has a programme of special events taking place each year with a variety of themes, from heritage days to those with fun, family appeal – something for everybody to enjoy.

A pleasant walk along the river bank will take you to Navigation House see