Renewable Heritage Trust

Renewable Heritage Trust

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Renewable Heritage Trust

The Renewable Heritage Trust is a small Buildings Preservation Trust set up to find new uses for redundant historical buildings by sensitively adapting them to generate renewable energy.

Our first project is the restoration of the 18th century Gothic Revival gem that is Howsham Mill in North Yorkshire, (designed by John Carr of York) for use as an Environmental Study and Community Centre and camping barn. Power generated by the reinstated waterwheel and additional Archimedean Screw turbine will provide electricity for the building, and an income for its maintenance in the future.

Our aim is for Howsham Mill to be an exemplar of how ancient techology can be used for 21st century applications and provide a useful future for heritage buildings.

  • Howsham Mill Project

    This project demonstrates how ancient technology can be adapted for 21st century applicati... More