Stotfold Watermill Mill Ln, Stotfold, Hitchin, Central Bedfordshire SG5 4NU, UK
Posted on January 17, 2016 / 434
Site Type : Organisation
Industry : Agricultural
Power Type : Steam, Water
Access : Public Access, Private Land
Condition : Restored

The Stotfold Watermill has the widest overshot waterwheel in the country!

It is also the only working mill left in Stotfold and is a grade II listed!

The incredible water wheel is a 4.4 metre wide overshot corn mill waterwheel.

The Mill was fully restored after being burnt down on 15 December 1992. It is currently open to the public with a tea room on alternate weekends in season (March to October) and on special event weekends.

It stands on the River Ivel and is one of only 4 mills in Stotfold. Nobody is certain of the exact date, but it is likely that a watermill has stood on the site of the current Stotfold Mill beside the River Ivel for over a thousand years!

The Mill is in safe hands now, it’s cared for by the Stotfold Mill Preservation Trust – check out their website HERE!

Brilliantly, the the mill is a working mill and you can watch the machinery in action as well as enjoy their lovely tea room. In addition, they also boast a beautiful nature reserve!

Entry to the Mill and Nature Reserve is FREE!

 

Mill Lane, Stotfold, Hitchin, Bedfordshire SG5 4NU.

Features
Café
Gift Shop
Parking
Picnic Area
Toilets
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