Talgarth Mill was built in the late Eighteenth Century on the site of a much earlier
mill, dating from the days of Geraldus Cambrensis. Up until the late 1940s, it was
used regularly for grinding corn from local farms, and into the 1950s it was used for
producing animal feeds. For over 50 years now, it has fallen into disuse and disrepair.
Talgarth was a winner of the
Village SOS competition which has gifted the Old Village Mill in
Talgarth £400,000 for renovations and reinstatement as part of a green
energy project. The money will be used to renovate the village's mill
cottage to create a sustainable education and renewable technologies
centre, with space for local enterprise and a gallery. The entire
project will be filmed and documented on the BBC.
The restoration process started in the autumn of 2008. The first phase of which was the reroofing
of the roof with original stone tiles. The main renovations started in 2010 with a completion deadline of February 2011.