Photograph © Hestercombe Gardens
Hestercombe Gardens watermill
Grid reference: ST241 287
Postcode: TA2 8LG
4m NE from Taunton, 1m NW of Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset.
Hestercombe's 17th century water mill was restored during a year-long project in 2010. A collection of energy sources dating from Victorian
and Edwardian times are showcased in the mill. The overshot water wheel was
restored by millwright Martin Watts and now powers equipment for demonstrations to crush apples, grind corn and cut timber - activities that have been prominent on the Estate
over the centuries.
The photograph shows wheel after restoration.
Shop, plant centre and restaurant.
Opening times 2017
Gardens open daily all year (except Christmas Day) 10.00-18.00 (last admissions
Mill demonstration days will be run on several dates during the year. Please check
web site for details.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
13th May & Sunday 14th May 10.00 - 18.00.
Tel. 01823 413923.