The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded almost £1m towards the restoration of Woodbridge Tide Mill in Suffolk.
One of only five tide mills left in the UK - this striking piece of British industrial heritage is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the River Deben. There has been a mill on the site since the 12th Century and the current mill operated until 1957.
The £955,800 grant will be used to build a new wheelhouse, protect foundations and create interactive visitor exhibits at Woodbridge Tide Mill, with work planned to start this summer, the final project cost expected to be around £1.22m.
The Woodbridge Tide Mill Trust say that the proposed works will enable essential repairs to be undertaken on this most iconic of Suffolk landmarks and ensure that it does not eventually slip into the river. They are looking forward to realising their plans to bring the whole mill up to date and to make it visitor friendly.