The plan to restore Sutton Mill and establish a heritage centre there has failed. The National Millwrighting Centre had hope to set up a national millwrighting academy and visitor attraction. But its crowdfunding campaign did not raise sufficient funds.
The project organiser Johnathon Cook said: 'Despite an overwhelming response to our pledge campaign from more than 140 other people, we were not able to secure the funds required to equal the bids made in the online auction for the site'
It is not clear what will now happen to the mill.