Published date: July 2020
The red brick mill in the pretty village of Letheringsett was built in 1802 and is located close to the historic market town of Holt, in north Norfolk. Letheringsett Watermill is the last remaining watermill in Norfolk to produce flour and was restored to working order by the late Mike and Marion Thurlow. The mill, on the River Glaven is today an award-winning tourist attraction and is run by Michelle, Mike and Marion’s daughter.
Spelt, a speciality wheat is milled at Letheringsett and this was originally introduced to Britain by the Romans. Higher in vitamin B and protein, some wheat sensitive people can tolerate spelt flour and it is just one of many different types of flour, dried fruit and nuts that can be purchased from the mill’s shop. Items are also available to purchase from their website.
Letheringsett Mill is open to the public, subject to the demands of flour production. It is advisable to check their website for opening times before visiting. Guided tours, by prior arrangement offer visitors an informative and fascinating insight into the history of the mill and flour production.
The Riven Glaven and surrounding countryside where the mill nestles is best explored on foot, to fully appreciate the idyllic setting and wealth of wildlife.
To find out more about Letheringsett Mill, including opening times and the mill’s history, please go to their website.