Renewable Heritage Trust

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About Renewable Heritage Trust

In 2003 Howsham Mill was a ruin hidden in the trees on a small island in the River Derwent, five miles downstream from Malton. The vision of the newly-formed Renewable Heritage Trust was to restore the building back to its Georgian Gothic glory with a new use as an environmental education centre, generating hydro-electricity via the waterwheel and the first Archimedes screw turbine installed in the UK. In 2006 the mill was the northern region finalist on the BBC Restoration Village programme. A Rural Enterprise Scheme grant funded the rebuilding in 2007 of the granary to become the kitchen and house electrical equipment.

Early in 2007 the complicated process of installing the 9.5 t Archimedes screw started. Electricity was generated from the screw and wheel and when connected to the grid, the surplus sold. RHT was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund with match funding from the Country Houses Foundation. In June 2012, Stephen Pickering Ltd, started work on restor...more more

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