Letheringsett Watermill, Norfolk

Letheringsett headrace 20Sept2003A watermill at Letheringsett was mentioned in the Domesday book. The present mill was built in 1802 to replace an earlier mill destroyed by fire. It was originally built to house four pairs of millstones, driven by the iron waterwheel but only two pairs are working today. The water wheel is unusual – it can be run breastshot or changed by a simple shutter to run undershot if the water level falls. Mike and Marion Thurlow took over the mill in 1987 and restored it to working order, and the family continue to run it. An award winning tourist attraction, it is the last remaining watermill in Norfolk to produce flour.


Opening : Summer : Whitsun to October : Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Demonstrations 2pm to 4.30pm Tuesdays to Fridays.  Winter :November to Whitsun : Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm Saturdays 9am to 1pmLetheringsett grain cleaner 11Oct2003

All year : Demonstrations by arrangement : please ring

Access:  Disabled access to ground floor only.

Directions: The Mill is about half a mile from Holt town centre, off the A148 road to Kings Lynn. See map: Google Maps


Certification : Organic. Range of  flours including whole wheat and spelt flour

Shop :  The Mill shop has flour and a good selection of dried fruit, nuts, oats and muesli etc.

Millstones-int-41Wholesale and Trade : Enquiries welcome,  supplies high quality retailers, bakeries, caterers, hotels, pubs and restaurants.


Marion Thurlow
Riverside Road
Holt, NR25 7YD
Phone: 01263713153