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Flatford Mill

Introduction

Flatford mill is a Grade I listed 18th-century watermill built in 1733. There is a 17th-century miller's cottage, also Grade I listed. Flatford Mill is situated in Dedham Vale with the river Stour running through. Other buildings are located within the site including Willy Lot's cottage. The Field Studies Council took on lease of three properties on the site in 1946. There are walks by the river including a circular walk from Willy Lot's cottage. Also on site is an RSPB wildlife garden which is terraced and contains mostly wildlife planting.

Visitor Facilities

Water mill, Visitor information centre with WC, Bridge cottage gift shop and tea rooms, boat hire, footpaths, nature reserve, Field studies centre

Terrain

flat river valley
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening times vary seasonally. Please see the website for more details.

Directions

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford-bridge-cottage/how-to-get-here/?findPlace=Flatford:%20Bridge%20Cottage&type=&view=map

Owners

The National Trust

Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA
Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: Flatford Mill
  • Grade: I

Features

  • Natural Landscape
  • Water Feature
Key Information

Type

Designed Rural Space

Purpose

Educational

Principal Building

Heritage Site

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

East Bergholt