Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill is located at Temple Sowerby, around six miles east of the town of Penrith.
The garden and watermill are owned by the National Trust.
The watermill is being restored by a team of volunteers, one of
whom is recording the work and other mill-related activities in this blog
The hydraulic lime we ordered last week had actually arrived; we had to store it up at the house to protect it from frost. The scaffolders had been to amend the end fence so we can now get to the spillway stonework, so work on the launder can begin. However, the weather is alternately frosty and wet, neither of which suits the lime mortar, so we put up a couple of plastic sheets to keep the rain off. It has been very windy since...
A group of conservation people from Sizergh were working at the house, and they wanted to be shown round the mill; naturally we obliged. We also did some minor chores - including continuing to sort our huge collection of mixed screws by size!!!!