Stretton Watermill

Mill Lane, Stretton, Near Farndon SY14 7JA

01606 271 640

grosvenormuseum@chesterwestandchester.gov.uk

www.cheshirewestmuseums.org

Guide Last Updated: 27/02/2015

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include a working historic watermill.

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.

  • During April, the venue is open weekends only from 13:00 - 17:00.

  • From May through to August the opening times are Tuesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) 13:00 - 17:00.

  • During September the venue is open on weekends only, from 13:00 - 17:00.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Stretton.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • There is not a train station nearby.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the side of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The nearest designated bay is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 49m (53yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is grass.

  • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.

  • The Door is opened by Staff.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located at the front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are shallow.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 64cm (2ft 1in) wide.

  • This entrance gives access to the upper floor of the mill.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the side of the mill.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located at the side of the building.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

  • The ramp to the rear entrance has an anti slip surface.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The floor inside the mill is cobbled.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 13 steps between floors.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in) wide.

  • The doors are opened by staff.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The floor is cobbled and slighty uneven.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 6 steps between floors.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are upper floor of the stable.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is no additional signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd 11in) from the stable entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the stable to the right.

  • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 200cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 7in).

  • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 125cm (4ft 1in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

  • The accessible toilet also serves as the standard female toilet.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the toilet entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is steep.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located the female toilet is within the accessible toilet.

  • The male toilets are located to the rear of the stable.

  • The male toilets are 16m (17yd 1ft) from the stable entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading to the facility.

  • There is / are 10 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service cannot be requested.

  • There is a small size wheelchair available at the venue.