The Frame Shop returns to historic mill

The Frame Shop has returned to Skipton’s historic High Corn Mill after three years.

Located in the mill’s courtyard, The Frame Shop, now owned by long-serving employee, Peter Howlett, offers a wide choice of frames and colours which can be made to measure.

The Frame Shop was originally part of The Art Shop based on Newmarket Street in Skipton, and previous owner Mark Tenant moved the workshop to Addingham. Thanks to the success of The Art Shop, Mark needed someone to take over The Frame Shop.

Still working closely with The Art Shop, Peter was looking for premises which were easily accessible and with parking facilities for customers.

Said Peter: “I am excited to bring The Frame Shop back to High Corn Mill. I loved working here when it was The Frame Shop’s original location. It’s just off the High Street and still offers all the character of historic Skipton.

“The position and parking facilities here make it extremely easy for our customers to pick up their frames and prints.”

Local photographer Georgina Brewster is also based in the shop throughout the week and her work can be viewed within the premises.

Opening hours are 10am-3pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Originally built in 1310 to mill Skipton’s corn, High Corn Mill today houses a selection of retail, beauty and business tenants as well as the Waterwheel House, which features a 15 Kw crossflow water turbine, creating enough energy to power up to 20 homes around the local area via the National Grid.

Peter Howlett from The Frame Shop
Peter Howlett from The Frame Shop

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