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Pakenham Water Mill

Pakenham Water Mill, the last working water mill in Suffolk, is on a Domesday site. Here, since before the Battle of Hastings in 1066, millers have used the simple technology of water power to produce stone-ground wholemeal flour from locally-grown wheat. The 18th C mill is maintained and operated by a team of volunteers who continue this tradition. It has a large breastshot wheel, plus a 1904 Blackstone oil engine and a very rare ‘Midget’ roller mill. In the old kitchen of the adjoining miller's house there is an 18th C brewing vat and bread oven. There is a river-bank walk, a tea room, a picnic area and a shop.

Come along to this picturesque site for some refreshments and a lesson in history!

Who to contact

Name
The Chairman
Telephone
01359230275
Email
info@pakenhamwatermill.org.uk
Website
http://www.pakenhamwatermill.co.uk
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Address
Pakenham Water Mill
Mill Rd
Pakenham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
Postcode
IP31 2NB

Where to go

Name
Pakenham Water Mill
Address
Mill Road
Pakenham
Suffolk
Postcode
IP31 2NB
Area served
Bury St Edmunds

Days & Times

Open: 26th March to 2nd October on Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 1.30 - 5.00pm: Thurs 10.00am - 4.00pm. Milling demonstrations on first Thurs 10.00 - 11.00am. Open at other times all year by appointment.

Other details

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Notes

Sign-posted from A143 near Ixworth. 6 miles North-East of Bury St Edmunds. See website for admission fees. Guided tours only. Flour ground at the mill for sale in the mill shop.

Last Updated
01/02/2016

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