Town Mill, Lyme Regis

Town Mill, Lyme Regis

Watermill

A stone-built watermill, last worked commercially in 1926. Restoration was completed in 2001 when a Victorian 13 ft iron waterwheel with wooden buckets was acquired from South Devon. This drives two sets of millstones grinding locally grown organic wheat. A hydro-electric turbine installed in 2006 generates electricity for the mill and supplies its surplus to the grid.

Location

Grid reference:

SY 341 922

Town/city: Lyme Regis
OS sheet:

193

Postcode: DT7 3PU
Geocode: @50.735826, -2.9490954 Open in Map

In Mill Lane, off Combe Street, Lyme Regis.

Contact

Name: Mrs Nicky Taylor
Phone: 01297 444042

Opening Times:

Daily 11.00-16.00. (subject to volunteer availability).Parties & school visits by arrangement. For other attractions see web site.

National Mills Weekend opening times:

Saturday and Sunday, 11.00-16.00. Here at The Town Mill we will be holding a festival to celebrate our ‘Flour Power’ with live music, food & drink, baking and art activities.  Guided tours will run all weekend, giving visitors a chance to watch our volunteer millers harness the power of the River Lym to turn the wheel, gears and millstones to produce Town Mill flour.  The creative artisan studios will also be open, so come and watch the potters, jewellery and microbrewery in action!

Additional Information:

http://www.townmill.org.uk