M – Mill (Letheringsett Water Mill)

By Michael Martin On April 15, 2016 · Add Comment · M – Mill (Letheringsett Water Mill)

Today in pursuit of artisan product I visited a working water mill, with origins dating back as far as 1744, although there is a mill mentioned at ‘Leringaseta’ in the Domesday Book.

The current structure was built in 1802

Letheringsett water Mill
Letheringsett Water Mill

A handsome redbrick edifice straddling the River Glaven, these buildings hold a certain charm, nostalgic to stand inside and listen to the rush of the mill race under the floor. Unfortunately, the mill is closed today but the miller was very helpful and showed off some of the workings and artifacts. We were invited back to see a demonstration for a school group in the afternoon but couldn’t make it.



PumpThe mill shop sells direct to visitors the flour which is ground, with about three workings per week. the majority of the grinding going to local stockists and bakeries who use the local product to enhance their own.

This LINK will give you a list of local retailers where you can sample the end product if you are in the area.

All in all it was an interesting visit and a return trip when the mill is working is a must do as I find the workings and nostalgia good for the soul.

Letheringsett Water Mill, Norfolks last working mill.

Mill Pond, Norfolk, water Mill, Flour
Mill Pond & Race

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