About Us

About Us

There has been a mill at Coldharbour, Uffculme since the Doomsday Book, with the current woollen mill in continuous production  since 1797. Today Coldharbour Mill is run as a charity (no. 1123386) and  remains recognised as one of  the best preserved Victorian woollen mills in the country and is  of national importance.

With an unrivalled collection of heritage machinery, social & textile archives and  wide-ranging power sources still in daily use, the mill is now thriving, providing education, visitor experiences and volunteering opportunities that help promote  social wellbeing and combat isolation.

Our Vision
Our Vision is to bring to life the story of the industrial revolution.

Our Mission
By conserving the past, our mission is to educate and inspire future generations.

Annual Review 2018

Our annual review is a snapshot of our achievements for the year - and our focus for the forthcoming year.

Click on front cover to view in online reader.

View 2018 Annual Review2018 as pdf


Our current board of trustees are:

Jackie Dawkins (Chair)

Taking the chair during 2018, Jackie’s passion for the Mill has been long standing and she joined the board in 2015 following a period as Chair of Trustees of Devon Air Ambulance Trust. Owning her own charity recruitment consultancy Jackie brings experience in managing trusts, HR and recruitment - although she is equally happy driving the dumper as part of the Mill Pond Restoration.

John Jasper

One of the UKs leading steam experts John joined the Mill following a career in engineering - and restoring anything steam! His guidance and experience has meant that we continue to be able to delight visitors on steam days but continue to restore the machinery around the mill.

Kevin Stower

With over 20 years experience delivering and evaluating multi-million pound EU and UK funded projects and programmes Kevin understands how to access large funding opportunities such as the BIG Lottery, Heritage Lottery Fund and large funders. His experience has resulted in securing funding for our larger projects such as the Retort House, Mill Pond and Economiser Restorations.

Jilly Collins

Jilly joined us in 2018.

Dean Holland

Dean joined us in 2018.