Warwick Bridge Corn Mill

Warwick Bridge Corn Mill is a Grade II listed building and generally goes by the name of Little Corby Mill. It can trace its origins back to the era of the Doomsday Book and  has remained unchanged and part of the village life since the 1840s.The Miller closed the door on this working mill in 1989 and it was sold with the surrounding land to a developer in 1990 and houses were built on the neighbouring land.

Client
Cultura Trust
Architect/client representative
Mosedale Gillatt Architects
Contract value
£1,200,000

The Corn Mill building increasingly deteriorated and was placed on the Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register.  In 2015 Cultura Trust (previously known as North of England Civic Trust) managed to buy the mill with grants from English Heritage, Heritage Lottery fund and other sources. Plans were put into place to restore the fabric building, the waterwheel and historic milling machinery.

Historic Property Restoration are delighted to have secured the £1.2M project funded by the Heritage Lottery, to restore Warwick Bridge Corn Mill in conjunction with The North of England Civic Trust.

This unique restoration project involves masonry repairs and repointing to the main building and windows plus work on the roof to ensure slates are secure.  The Kiln structure will be repaired and restored to bring this building back into beneficial use as a heritage centre and artisan bakery.  This historic building will retain its place in the heart of the village and once again will contribute towards the local economy.

The Dean and Chapter and its Fabric Advisory Committee is thrilled with the quality of work produced by HPR Ltd. The skills exhibited in stone masonry are particularly fine. Managers and staff have developed good relations with the client team – we couldn’t have asked for better attitude or commitment.

Lindy Gilliland Testimonial -
Lindy Gilliland - Newcastle Cathedral Project Manager

"From my personal perspective, this was one of the best projects I have been involved with over the last 35 years as a Chartered Building Surveyor, RIS Accredited in Building Conservation. My client role on this was a complete pleasure, because you and your team were first class, complementing the excellent professional design team. Well done!"

Richard Dunn -
PCC Project Co-ordinator, for St John the Baptist Church, Wilberfoss

"May I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for your professional and unfailingly helpful conduct during this project. We particularly appreciate the efforts made to overcome the deficiencies and problems arising from the previous contractor."

Andrew Bodenham -
Blackett Ord Conservation

"HPR recognise, and allow for, the necessary archaeological recording to take place during consolidation work and the disruptions that this may cause to their planned programme of work comes as no surprise to them. This awareness means that their workforce is able to be pro-active in informing the archaeologist of any possible instances when recording may be necessary."

Mick Krupa -
NPHT Archaeologist at Nenthead Smeltmill

"Historic Property Restoration carried out the first phase of the refurbishment of the Grade II listed Town Hall. The company were extremely professional in their approach throughout the entire process as befits a company with extensive experience in the conservation and restoration sector."

David Lodge -
Greater Morpeth Development Trust

"Historic Property Restoration deliver good quality work to programme and budget on a regular basis. They are reliable and value for money."

Ian Merritt -
English Heritage Conservation and Maintenance Manager
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