Black Pool Mill

Black Pool Mill is situated within Minwear Wood in Pembrokeshire, with the Slebech Estate to the west and Bluestone to the south. It stands on the southern bank of the Eastern Cleddau River which runs from the Preseli Mountains down into Milford Haven.

Black Pool Mill and its surroundings would have once been a hive of activity and a pillar of their community, whereas today it stands in a sorry state, unloved and disused. Bluestone is currently seeking planning permission to bring the Mill back to life for the general public and staying guests to enjoy.

 

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The Vision

Subject to planning we propose bringing the Mill back to life as an educational centre where the community will be able to learn about the everyday running of the building and about Pembrokeshire in the Victorian Era.

Here are some artist’s impressions to give you an idea of what we plan to achieve at the site.  

Black Pool Mill artist’s impression 

The proposal spans the building’s 5 floors and will include a Victorian tea room, a milling experience, a history and discovery level, a creative crafts workshop and a Victorian-themed ‘Escape the Room’ experience.

Black Pool Mill artist’s impression 

The field to the left of the Mill building will be transformed into a beautiful garden walk, with a wild flower garden. Two ancillary buildings, including the original miller’s cottage, will also be brought back to life. The outdoor riverside meadow will be utilised for culturally significant occasions that bring the community together.

An exhibition and events barn will offer a year-round facility to host exhibitions and events in support of local traders. Key to making the mill a year-round attraction will be the addition of a narrow-gauge steam railway with its own miniature station and platform. Visitors will be welcomed by the train and then journey around the perimeter of the gardens before they disembark a short distance from the Mill.

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