Suffolk Windmills, written by Brian Flint, was originally published in 1970. Now republished in a new paperback edition and priced at £12.99

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Mill ID Number 6081
Mill Name : The Town Mill Lyme Regis
Type : over shot
Status : open to public
Dates : 1086(One Mill in Lyme) 1340(Permission granted by Edward III for new Town Mill) 1926(Mill ceased working) 1974(Mill derelict) 1991-2001(Mill Restored)
New Address : Mill Lane
Original Address :
Coombe Street
Lyme Regis
County : Dorset
Country : uk
Post Code : DT7 3PU
Grid Ref : SY 341 922. OS Sheet 193
Description : A ten-year restoration project to rescue this ancient but derelict watermill in the heart of Lyme Regis was completed in 2001. The Town Mill, part of which dates from 1340, is now back in full working order and open to visitors throughout the year.

As well as the water-powered flour mill, the Town Mill complex houses art galleries, a café/restaurant, craft studios and workshops, the mill garden, an environment exhibition about the River Lym and a mill shop.

Operated by The Town Mill Trust, a charitable organisation, the mill is run by volunteers, with a part time manager.

Parts of the watermill date from 1340, but most of the mill building was reconstructed in 1648 after the Civil War. The mill ceased operating in 1926 and by 1974 was derilict, with only the upright shaft, wallower, spur and crown wheels, sack hoist and three pairs of millstones remaining. In 2001 it was returned to working order with a replacement Victorian waterwheel, new pitwheel and refurbished running gear. Grain was milled again for the first time in 75 years on 26 May 2001.
Opening times : Open: Easter - Sep, 11.00-4.00, Tue to Sun.

Oct - Easter, 11.00-4.00, Sat and Sun only.

Plus Bank Holidays and Half Terms.

Admission:Adult £1.50 Child 60p
Family Ticket £4.00

School and group visits are welcome. Please book in advance for a dedicated guide and special admission rates.
Web Site : www.townmill.org.uk
Contact Name : Geoff Butler Mill Manager
Contact Email : info@townmill.org.uk
Contact Tel : 01297 443579
Last modified : 30/12/2004 14:50:00 By Peter Hawksworth - 30/12/2004 14:50:00
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