news & events




Carol Davison, Gallery in the Mill
Carol Davison paints intimate portraits of Northumbrian and Himalayan people, and also still life oils. Visitors can expect a genuinely warm welcome as they browse her paintings, prints and cards. Carol’s paintings are inspired by her extensive travels and her love of Northumberland too. Other artists also show in the gallery and Paul Stangroom’s work is permanently on display, exclusively in the U.K.
Coffee and Kuriosities. 
This lovely family run business has recently joined us at Allen Mill. Krystel says she 'moves things around and makes drinks' Nancy makes wonderful  homemade sweet treats and cakes, including a range of gluten free treats. They have the best coffee and serve up favourite  good old fashioned recipes come and enjoy a Fat Rascal! Graeme makes unique wood turned items and beautiful furniture out of wood. A great place to find that special gift made with local talent and passion. Sit in (or outside!) or take away. 








Scheduled Ancient Monument

Recently extensive work has been carried out on the remains of the Smelt Mill works (the scheduled ancient monument) at Allen Mill with aid from the AONB Landscape Partnership Scheme. Bingsteads, flues and ore hearths have been revealed and their remains conserved with additional aid from a small dedicated group of volunteers. A mobile phone app. and interpretation panels enable visitors to view the site as it was in the 19thC. In the future work will continue with the volunteers on restoring the remains and installing a new water wheel. The site has ample free parking for cars and coaches . A short and enjoyable walk along the East Allen River connects Allen Mill to Allendale Village.
The walk is a sculpture trail and further works can also be seen at Allen Mill where sculptures by eight internationally known artists are on view. More sculpture will be added as the site is developed.
Unit news
Currently one unit is vacant and available to lease.
Work continues on the waterwheel coming soon!