Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags plans for sustainable development


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watermills Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags plans for sustainable development

The National Trust and Yorkshire Forward have plans to turn Gibson Mill at Hardcastle Crags, into a community and exhibition area, using "sustainable" technologies, generating all operating power on site.

Power sources will include the restored mill turbine, which will be particularly useful in winter to provide electricity. Summer sunshine will power solar panels, and a wood fired burner will provide heat and hot water.

The mill will include a cafe and meeting area in the former weavers' shed and an interactive exhibition on the ground floor. The first floor will provide community and education space, whilst the top floor will display history of the mill and the local area.
Item: #129, Posted: 8/10/03.


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