Horse power helps in Howsham Mill restoration

Horse power helps in Howsham Mill restoration

A shire horse has been enlisted to assist with the last phase of restoration work at an 18th Century water mill in North Yorkshire.

Work on the Grade-II listed Howsham Mill began in 2004 and it now provides energy to the national grid.

A £640,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund is funding the final stage of work due to be finished in 2013.

The Shire Horse  is being used to transport scaffolding to the isolated site which has no road access.

The mill featured in the 2006 BBC series, Restoration.

The mill, built in the Gothic revival style, is believed to date from 1755 and has been attributed to the architect John Carr of York.