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Piles Watermill, Allerford
Grid reference: SS 905 465
OS sheet: 180
Postcode: TA24 8HP
About 4 miles W of Minehead. S of A39 S of Allerford. Turn off for Luccombe. Mill is on R.
This small jointed cruck building dates from the 16th century, and has a 10ft overshot waterwheel.
Most machinery is in place, but no water. Originally a corn mill, it was used for cider making between
1930 and 1940. There are interpretative panels about the mill and a small agricultural display.
It is part of the Holnicote Estate, and is owned by the National Trust. Tea-rooms in Allerford and Selworthy.
Open at all times - just walk in.
Holnicote Estate Office, tel. 01643 862452.