Right now, artists are creating things inside this mill. That’s nothing new: this mill has been innovative for 200 years!
The problem: the water wheel is not enough. This mill mixed water and steam power. Now THAT was creative!
The problem: not enough hours in the day. The solution: a “north light weaving shed”. This mill has the earliest surviving example.
Today, 36 artists work here. Before then local people made fabric here for 150 years.
What do industry and art have in common? Higherford Mill!