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Walkham Mill Walkhampton, Yelverton 

Location
Grid reference: SX 532 704
OS sheet: 201
Postcode: PL20 6JR

Walkham Mill is a former wheelwright's shop circa mid 19th C. This water powered workshop (rather than a mill in the traditional sense) Is considered to have been a unique survival in England as it continued in use until 1980s. 
In 2000 it was converted into a private home, but the workshop survives and still contains six of the nine machines which were used in the manufacture of wheels and carts. The overshot waterwheel dates from 1845, and is fed by a 17m wooden launder from the Black brook, a tributary of the river Walkham. It was in working order only a decade ago but is now in need of repair which is in hand. The workshop is still an interesting survival of a bygone age, and contains much of the ephemera of a wheelwright's art. It is still possible to see the workings of the wheel and launder. 

Opening times 2017
By appointment only  

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Sunday only 11.00 - 16.00. Park in the centre of the village, by the war memorial, in the pub car park or in the village hall car park. The mill is opposite the pub car park and behind the Old Mill House. 

Contact
Julia Curry tel. 01822 853697

Email
juliarcurry@icloud.com

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