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The Waterwheel House

The Waterwheel House is Skipton’s latest visitor attraction and was officially opened by the Mayor of Skipton and actress Hannah Hobley, who plays Chantelle Garvey on ITV’s, hit TV sitcom Benidorm.

Located within the heart of the mill, visitors can see the specially commissioned water turbine, installed by letslivegreen, and how it helps to generate part of the town’s electricity supply via the national grid – supplying enough power for up to 20 homes.

The mill’s 15kW, 600kg Crossflow turbine will make High Corn Mill a carbon neutral complex. It forms the centrepiece of the mill’s Waterwheel House. Specially created viewing areas enable visitors to see some of the original machinery used to process the corn, and a second waterwheel which visitors can turn by pulling a lever that releases water from the mill’s pond.

The Waterwheel House is free to visit and open to everyone.

High Corn Mill