Hessle Whiting Mill

Hessle Whiting Mill

Windmill

A rare whiting windmill, probably built around 1812 and now listed Grade II. The mill, which originally had five sails, was designed to crush chalk from the nearby quarry as part of the production of whiting - a purified powered form of chalk

Location

Grid reference:

53.7152, 0.4521

Town/city: Kingston on Hull
Postcode: HU13 0HB
Geocode: @53.719671, -0.453989 Open in Map

Ample free parking both at the top of the country park, where you will find pedestrian access to the Humber Bridge, and at the bottom along the river. Please note, the car park by The Country Park Inn is for customers of the restaurant only. Toilets available near the mill.

Contact

Opening Times:

The mill is currently undergoing works and is scheduled to open in 2020.

National Mills Weekend opening times:

2020: Times yet to be confirmed but it is planned that the mill will be open on at least one of the two days.

News & Events:

The mill is located on the edge of the Humber Bridge Country Park - a 21-hectare nature reserve of woods, meadows, ponds and cliffs that supports a wide range of wildlife including great crested newts. The bird feeding station with its living willow screens and viewing tunnel is a fantastic place to watch birds, and there are also nature trails waymarked with hand carved owls, rabbits and frogs to ensure you never get lost, plus a sculpture trail featuring 10 unique seats.

Additional Information:

Whiting - used as a filler in putty, paint and whitewash - was produced in the now demolished whiting works which once adjoined the tower. Today, the remains of this operation can be seen inside the base of the mill’s tower. This includes the wooden crushing tub and vertical edge runner stones that once ground down the chalk, as well the later concrete crushing tub and 6ft millstones that were powered by an electric motor. Four of the mill's original seven floors remain, which provide views of the drive shaft.  

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