Crakehall Watermill, North Yorkshire

A mill was recorded on the site in Little Crakehall in the Domesday Survey of 1086 AD. The current mill dates mainly from the 17th century and is an excellent example of a country corn mill. It was once owned by the famed Neville family of Middleham Castle but became Crown Property in the 15th century and was sold by James I in 1624. The mill was adapted / modernised over the centuries until milling ceased around 1930. It lay dormant and became derelict until restoration of the building and machinery was begun in 1977 after the Mill and the Mill House were given a Grade II Listing. The mill closed once more in 2002 but reopened again in 2010 after further extensive repairs.


We have Mill Open afternoons for the public from Easter Sunday and then the 1st Sunday of the month up to and including October.


Details and prices can be found:


We are in the village of Crakehall, 2 miles west of Bedale in North Yorkshire. Postcode DL8 1HU. Sat Nav generally reliable for our post code. Look for our sign on the left as you cross the river bridge coming from the Bedale direction.Parking on site just beyond the mill.


100% stoneground wholemeal wheat flour &

100% stoneground wholewheat spelt flour

We mill both conventional wheat and spelt. Available for keen home bakers in 1.5kg, 5kg, 10kg, 15kg retail bags or 25kg sacks.

In addition to purchasing from the mill in on our Open Afternoons, customers may purchase our flour direct from the mill. Please phone first to check availability.


We do not have a shop or tearoom on site but The Bay Horse here in Crakehall is open for Sunday lunch and in Bedale (2 miles) there are a number of pubs and privately owned cafes and tea rooms providing a wide choice.

For pre booked parties (min 8 people) we can offer tea/coffee and homemade cake on site.


We have 3 beautiful cottages, sleeping 2, 4 and 6 guests. We do ask for a minimum 3 night booking.


We have a Caravan & Motorhome Club CL site alongside Crakehall Beck and the Mill race.

Retail outlets

We have a number of retail outlets as shown on this link

Contact details

Lionel Green

Crakehall Watermill

Little Crakehall, Bedale DL8 1HU

T: 01677 423240

E: (for mill & flour enquiries)


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