In the attractive village of Letheringsett is a fully functional water powered Flour Mill generally accepted to the only producing one in Norfolk. The Norfolk red brick Mill was built in 1802 on a Doomsday site. Until 1982 when restoration work was started, the Mill was slowly falling into disrepair.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.
VISITING, DIRECTIONS, PRODUCE
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 1pm
Access: Disabled access to ground floor only
Directions : Head west out of Holt on the A148 towards Fakenham. The mill is on the left. See map: Google Maps
Certifications: organic. Shop: Flour; Fruit & Nuts; Jams & Preserves; Novelty Goods
Wholesale/Trade: Supply to both.