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Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill was built in 1765 on the site of a previous building called Biddle's Mill which dates back to 1540.
For most of Sarehole's life, it was a corn grinding mill but in the early part of the 19th century, it was used for blade grinding as well as making flour.
The Mill is open to the public from April to October and to school parties throughout the year.
Topics studied are: Victorian England; gears, levers and pulleys; Rivers and Flour making.
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Play the *NEW* Sarehole Mill Rivers Game!

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Play the Sarehole Mill Builder Game!

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Walk around the outside of the Mill Read 'The Little Red Hen at Sarehole Mill'

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Sladefield Infant School and the Little Red Hen Helicopter Flight
Take a virtual tour of the Mill Use co-ordinates to explore the River Cole
Global Awareness See how to make a model of the mill...
Making Flour The History of the Mill
The Building The Tolkien Connection
All about millstones The Machines and the water wheels

medieval sarehole
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produced by John Morris Jones

Sarehole Mill on Birmingham Grid for Learning

geology of the river basin
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plan of stone floor
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