Little Salkeld Flour Mill
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Places of interest
Little Salkeld Watermill, built in 1745, is a traditional English 18th century water mill. It is Cumbria's only watermill still in full operation. Its organic bread and all-purpose flours are available in specialist shops throughout the UK. It operates regular tours and has an award winning organic vegetarian cafe.
The village contains a vicarage but no church - it was built for Addingham parish church one mile to the north near Glassonby.
It lies on the C2C Cycle Route.
Little Salkeld railway station on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and branch line to the Long Meg Mine were both closed in the 1970s, although the disused platforms still remain and the station building is well maintained as a private house. The closest station is Langwathby.
In 1918 a train accident in nearby Long Meg Cutting killed seven people.
A second accident occurred at the station in 1933, which resulted in the death of one railwayman and injuries to a further five members of railway staff and twenty seven passengers.
- 'Parishes: Addingham - Aspatria', Magna Britannia: volume 4: Cumberland (1816), pp. 4-18. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=50677. Date accessed: 3 January 2007.
- Little Salkeld Watermill web site
- Little Salkeld Watermill, Article on Visit Cumbria Archived 4 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Cumbria Business Environment Network - retained Gold". Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2009.
- English Heritage PastScape monument number 12238
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