Clapton Mill  

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Clapton Mill and its History

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Set in picturesque South Somerset, Clapton Mill is a unique piece of our industrial heritage.

Corn milling has taken place on this site since at least 1257 and probably even earlier.  The current building, which is Grade 2* listed, dates from the 18th Century although the interior was extensively remodelled in the 1850s.  Since then it has remained virtually unchanged throughout its 150 year history.

With four pairs of stones, a huge 21ft diameter waterwheel - fed from two rivers, a complete Armfield roller mill plant and its original Ruston and Hornsby oil engine, Clapton Mill has a wealth of impressive features.

The Mill worked commercially until 1991. A recently installed hydroelectric turbine, generating green energy, has also brought new life and purpose and will help to secure the Mill's future.

Tours are by appointment only.  Please contact us to arrange.


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