The Mill of the Black Monks near to Monk Bretton Priory
Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, Monk Bretton Priory and its associated mill fell into disrepair. The Mill was built adjacent to the River Dearn, which was prone to flooding and depositing silt onto the surrounding land. Over 500 years the land level rose by 6 feet, burying nearly half of the building. When a local architect bought the mill in the late 1980s, he undermined the building to the original foundations, and set a series of Hydraulic jacks to lift the building bodily to the present day land level. Following a sympathetic restoration, the building is now a pub / restaurant (Covid 19 not withstanding).