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Cheddleton Town Information

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Cheddleton is the site of a Flint Mill and museum. It was to here that flints were brought by boat from Kent, loaded into kilns where they were burned for several days to make them easier to grind, before being crushed in the mill powered by wheels driven by the waters of the Churnet. The flint powder was then transported via the adjacent Cauldon Canal to the Potteries where it was mixed with clay to make the pottery products stronger. This industrial heritage site has now been preserved and is open to the public.

Cheddleton Station, designed by Pugin,  is home to the Churnet Valley Railway, another steam railway run by enthusiasts who have seen their hard work rewarded as they have gradually managed to acquire more of the route to extend their service.

They now run from Leek Brook to Froghall, a trip which includes one of the longest tunnels on any preserved railway.

Cheddleton Station