Karen Mason – The Restoration of Warwick Bridge Corn Mill

Karen Mason, the project coordinator for the restoration of the Warwick Bridge Corn Mill, delivered an entertaining and informative talk on the history of milling and the mill’s restoration to an appreciative audience of members and guests of the Carlisle and District Civic Trust on Tuesday 21st January.

Although a manorial mill was first recorded on the site in 1157, Karen explained that the present building, which dates from 1805 and produced flour for the former Corby Estate, carried on working until 1985.

It is reassuring to learn that the mill, which has recently undergone a complex restoration of its sandstone exterior, along with the existing water wheel and much of the original milling machinery, has now produced its first batches of flour in many years!