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Clapton Watermill, near Crewkerne

Location
Grid reference: ST 414 063
OS sheet: 193
Postcode: TA18 8PU
3 miles SW of Crewkerne, on B3165 Lyme Regis road.

This 4-storey mill was built around 1860 on an earlier site. Worked commercially until 1991. It has a 21ft 6in waterwheel, fed from two streams, both breast and overshot. There are four pairs of stones, a 6-break Armfield roller plant and a Ruston Hornsby oil engine. Recently installed hydro-electric plant alongside mill.

Opening times 2017
Visitors welcome by appointment only, please phone.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
By appointment only, please phone.

Contact
Craig Taylor, tel. 01460 78164.

Email
info@claptonmill.co.uk

Web site
www.claptonmill.co.uk