Walkham Mill

Walkham Mill

Watermill

Grade II listed Walkham Mill was water-powered wheelwright's shop from the mid 19th C which continued in use until 1980s. The overshot waterwheel dates from 1845 and is fed by a 17m wooden launder from the Black brook. Inside, six of the nine machines which were used in the manufacture of wheels and carts still survive.

Location

Grid reference:

SX 532 704

Town/city: Walkhampton
OS sheet:

201

Postcode: PL20 6JR

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

Name: Luke Farmkiss

Opening Times:

By appointment only (or see National Mills Weekend opening times).

National Mills Weekend opening times:

Saturday 9th May 2020, 10am to 3pm. Donations to Village Hall fund welcome.
For enquiries on the day, contact Luke Farmkiss: 01822 458 468

Additional Information:

The workshop, now part of a private home, is 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.