Torr Vale Mill, Torr Vale Road, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire

Torr Vale Mill, Torr Vale Road, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 3HS

Torr Vale Mill is the best surviving example of a 19th Century cotton mill in New Mills – a town with a very strong industrial heritage. It was built in the 1780’s by Daniel Strafford and was originally known as Strafford’s Mill. Positioned in the centre of town at the bottom of a dramatic 40m deep sandstone gorge (The Torrs) it was powered by two waterwheels to spin and weave cotton until it was rebuilt in 1856 and a steam engine added.

Opening Arrangements

The mill yard and walk around the site is open at all times to the public with no restriction. Entry to the mill and certain events are restricted as explained below. Heritage open week - free to enter over a long weekend for set hours (10am to 4pm). Staff provide guided tours and public are also able to go around themselves in certain areas. School open days - arranged with the individual local schools to come in at a set time for workshops, multiple schools attend over a day, free of charge. Wedding open days - usually on a Sunday in Spring and Autumn, free to enter and visit suppliers who are set up on the events floor with our staff. Makers Market - traders are permitted in the day before to set up or on the morning, open to the public from 10am - 4pm, twice a year (Christmas and spring and summer but has been more previously). The events floor is open for events and to view by appointment only. The Mill Shop is open Wednesday to Sunday for the public to enter and to have a go at weaving. The Torr Vale Tap is open and free to enter from Wednesday to Sunday each week from 10am and can open Monday and or Tuesday for organised events. Staff always present at all events.

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