The Watermill

The Watermill

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The Watermill, Riverside Rd, Letheringsett NR25 7YD is over two hundred years old and was first mentioned in the doomsday book. The structure was built in 1802 but there were other mills on the site all of which burnt down. Richard Rouse built the mill that stands today, he made twice the size of any of the former mills in order for it to house four sets of grind stones, the mill was fitted with an iron wheel so that it was capable of driving the four sets of stones, two of which are still working.

The mill now is recognized as one of the great Norfolk mills and their flour and bread is sought after all over the country. Now that the mill is virtually fully restored the mill turns over an average of three and a half tons of flour a week. The mill grinds three types of flour all grown from English wheat, the mill sells its flour to customers far and wide some even been exported to Russia and New Zealand.

The Watermill next door is open for visitors 11 to 3pm Monday to Friday & 9am to 1pm on Saturday.