About The Watermill
At the time of the Domesday book, 580 water mills were recorded in Norfolk, including one at Letheringsett but there were no windmills. By the 19th century there were only about 80 or 90 watermills still able to work. The red brick mill you see today was built in 1802.
Letheringsett Watermill is the last remaining watermill in Norfolk to produce flour!
Mike and Marion Thurlow took over the disused mill on the River Glaven in 1987 and restored the mill to working order. It is now an award winning tourist attraction. Following Mike’s sudden death in 2013, shortly followed by Marion’s death in 2015, Michelle, Mike and Marions daughter, continues to sucessfully run the mill.
A speciality wheat, Spelt is milled here at Letheringsett. Originally introduced to Britain by the Romans, Spelt is higher in vitamin B and protein and other wheat, and many wheat sensitive people can tolerate Spelt flour in their diet. Spelt flour is only one of the many different types of flour, dried fruit and nuts that can be purchased in the mill shop.
Letheringsett Mill is a working mill and can usually be seen working several days a week, but it is subject to the demands of flour production.
Guided tours (by prior arrangement only) give an informative and fascinating insight to the history of the mill and flour production. Please contact the mill for further details.
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Our Product & Recipes
The mill produces three of our own flours Organic and non organic stoneground and our speciality Spelt flour, all being bakers grade strong bread flour. the wheat is ground on mill stones nothing is added and nothing is taken away making a 100% wholewheat stoneground flour.
All of the other flours available to buy in the mill are supplied by Master Miller’s W H Marriage & Sons, they supply superb bakers grade flours for all of your baking needs from bread flour to flour for cakes and pastries.
Please view our recipes for an insight to what you could make, please send us your favourite recipes so we can add to the recipe list sharing your wonderful creations for everyone to try.
We work very closely with our local farmers to ensure we source the best grain.
Produced On Site
Using our traditional and best method of grinding to produce the finest stoneground flour.
Ready For You
Our finest flour is fresh and ready for you to start creating your culinary magical pieces.
You can get hold of our special 100% wholewheat stoneground flour now.
Come and Pay us a Visit…
A Top Norfolk Tourist Attraction
Letheringsett watermill has in the past been voted a top tourist attraction, Michael Thurlow worked very hard for the mill to be visitor friendly allowing people to view the process of milling and get the feel for how it was done back in the day.
Come visit the mill and step back in time, view the mill workings which are either original or replicas of the original machinery, the milling process has been kept traditional so no electric machines will be seen to be making the flour that can be purchased in the mill shop.
Walk around the mill at your leisure spending as much time as you need to explore the mill history and restoration project, walk the grounds viewing the beautiful river Glaven and the wildlife.
The mill can be viewed during opening times but is not always working so please call to confirm mill working times in order to receive the full flour making experience.
The Mill Shop
See the Working Mill
Walk the Grounds
Check out our blog for lots of tasty recipes that you can follow.
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