Langley Mill to keep historic stone

The millstone at the former Smith's Flour Mills in Langley Mill is to be kept in the parish, despite the building being demolished.

The millstone at the former Smith's Flour Mills in Langley Mill is to be kept in the parish, despite the building being demolished.

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The last remaining flour mill may have been knocked down in Langley Mill - but a demolition team has donated a lasting memento to the village.

The large millstone, which stood for more than 40 years at the entrance to the now Smith’s Flour Mill on Cromford Road, is to remain within the parish.

Nottingham–based Ward Demolition has donated the stone to the parish council, which will now organise its cleaning and the addition of a brass plaque reminding of its origins and just why Langley Mill was named so.

Cllr Clive Booth said: “Depending on what sort of development actually goes onto the old mill site we may not have to move it.

“If we do have to relocate it, perhaps you have an idea where it could go? Let us know at the council offices.”

The parish council office is situated at Bailey Brook House on Amber Drive in Langley Mill and is open for visitors from Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9am and 1pm.