Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt
Town Mill, Lyme Regis
Grid reference: SY 341 922
OS sheet: 193
Postcode: DT7 3PU
In Mill Lane, off Combe Street, Lyme Regis.
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.
Opening times 2017
Daily 11.00-16.00. (subject to volunteer
Parties & school visits by arrangement. For other attractions see
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
and Sunday, 11.00-16.00. After the watermill
opens to the public at 11am on Saturday, it will be followed by the official
MillFest opening by town crier Alan Vian at
11.15am. This will be followed by performances from Uplyme Morris at 11.30am and
the Lyme Luggers ukulele group at 12.30pm. Acoustic duo, Hazel and David, will
perform blues, folk and contemporary music from 2pm. On Sunday, Lym Delta
Rhythm Kings play with their handcrafted guitars, mandolins and ukuleles at
11.30am and 1pm.