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Caudwell’s Mill is a fascinating working example of a historic 19th century turbine-driven roller mill and offers a fun and educational visit for all.

It is free to walk around the mill and marvel at the state-of-the-art Victorian technology that was installed in this unique example of a roller mill. Caudwell’s Mill is believed to be the only roller mill in the world with an almost complete set of machinery. You can find out more about this important piece of local history on our “history” and “preservation of the mill” pages.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are free. These should be booked in advance by contacting, but if you are wandering around the mill on your own, our friendly mill workers will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

School Visits

School groups are especially welcome with tours covering topics such as history (particularly Victorian), geography, science, food production, and green hydro-energy production.  There is no charge for school tours.

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The site of this historic mill is owned by Haddon Estate and is looked after on their behalf by a Charitable Trust.  Donations, however small, are welcome. There are donation boxes around the mill, or you can contact the mill manager at

Opening Hours

The Flour Mill

Monday – Sunday 09.00am – 16.00pm

Hlaf Cafe

Monday – Saturday 09.00am – 16.00pm

Sunday (and Bank Holidays) 10.00am – 15.00pm

The Shop

Monday – Saturday 09.00am – 17.00pm

Sunday (and Bank Holidays) 10.00am – 16.00pm


The mill building has several uneven floors and staircases.  Access will be limited for anyone with mobility issues. Due to it’s Grade II* listed status we regret that we are unable to make any significant changes.

Where to find us

The mill is on the A6 between Bakewell and Matlock in the village of Rowsley.


There is a FREE car park at the back of the Mill. Turn off the A6 on to School Lane, opposite the Peacock Hotel. The car park entrance is on the right, opposite the school, just before the bridge. Disabled parking is available in the Mill Yard accessed from the A6 entrance.

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In the locality