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Howsham Mill, a Grade II listed Georgian watermill, stands on a tiny island in the River Derwent at Howsham in the Howardian Hills of North Yorkshire, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) . The mill dates back to around 1755 and is attributed to the prolific English architect John Carr of York, more famous for designing Fairfax House in York. It was built in the Gothic Revival style both as a working grist mill to grind grains into flour and as an eyecatcher or folly within the formal parkscape of nearby Howsham Hall.
The mill has been restored to its former glory by the Renewable Heritage Trust and is now used as an environmental education centre, generating hydro-electricity.
The building is open to the public every Sunday and on Bank Holidays.