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New Hall Mill, a Grade 2 listed building, is one of only two water mills still surviving in the Birmingham area. The Mill and its meadow field
are privately owned and managed by the New Hall Water Mill Preservation Trust.

Although surrounded by but not part of the New Hall Valley Country Park, the Mill and grounds are only open to the general public on specific Open Days, or by prior arrangement.

Now restored to a working condition, New Hall Mill is located off
Wylde Green Road, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, in the West Midlands
area of central England. It is a significant local example of our
industrial heritage and has been described as 'Sutton's little gem'.

The present structure dates from the 18th century, although some parts are much older. In 1709 it  was owned by
George Sacheverell of New Hall and operated by the Twamley family until the 1830s. Originally the mill had two
internal water-wheels driving four pairs of stones but after rebuilding in the 1870s/1880s, the power required to drive
the present two pairs of millstones is derived from a single external overshot waterwheel. Most other items of the
milling machinery are now powered by a Ruston Hornby diesel engine that was installed in 1949. The use of water
power for flour production was abandoned in 1960 with the diesel engine being used intermittently to power a
hammer-mill to produce animal feed.
A Diagram of the Mill shows the major items of the milling machinery that are in use during Open Days.
The Friends of New Hall Mill maintain the Mill in a working condition and operate it during the regular Open Days. Visitors are able to explore the mill at their own pace to watch the wheat being milled into flour using water power and mill stones in the traditional manner. They can explore the Cartshed and it's contents, visit 'Auntie Wainwrights' to
hunt for a bargain or visit the Miller's Garden. Take a walk around the Tree Trail passing  the Hazel Coppice and the Jubilee Hedge or visit the Mill Meadow with the Wild Flowers. Visit the Tea Room for a selection of cakes and hot and cold drinks; seating is available outside at picnic tables or inside in poorer weather. Toilets, including one suitable for the 'disabled', are located in the same building. Ice-creams are available from the Exhibition and Sales Room