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Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre (Formerly Castleton Water Pumping Station)

Grid reference: ST 646 169
OS sheet: 183
mile E of Sherborne town centre. Follow signs for Sherborne Old Castle. 120 yds E of Castleton Road junction.

A 26-ft diameter breastshot waterwheel, built in 1869 to pump water to the town. Now operational, generates 38HP, driving an 1883 pump set. In 2012 its is hoped to have a Hindley steam engine operating on open days: details will be on our web site.

Opening times 2017
May to October; one Sunday each month
(See web site) 11.00 to 16.30.
Party visits at other times by arrangement.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
not open 2017 except for pre-booked parties.  (open Sunday 7th May)

Geoff Ward, tel. 01963 250206, or David Wilkins,
tel 01935 816324.


Web site