Thwaites Mills

Thwaites Mill Watermill living heritage musuem marks the downstream end of the DNAire project.  The weir that provides power for the former putty mill already has a fish pass here.  The fish pass is located next to an island so for a view of a better one walk upstream to the movable weir at Knostrop.  

Fish pass at Thwaites Mill

Fish pass at Knotrop Weir

Thwaites Mill Watermill was built in 1823-25 and claims to be one of the best remaining examples of a water-powered mill in Britain.  The mill was originally built for grinding oil seed and corn.  Later in the 1870s it was converted into a putty mill.  It is now a living history museum run by Leeds City Council.