Site of Medieval Watermill at Wimpstone

Description of this historic site

The site of a Medieval watermill, for which there is documentary evidence. Stonework and earthworks of the mill pond survive. The location is west of the Stour in Wimpstone.

Notes about this historic site

1 In 1086 there were two mills at Whitchurch. One mill is mentioned with the manor in 1555 and two in 1584, the second being that at Crimscote.
2 A small back-lane in Wimpstone is known as ‘Mill Lane’. An earthwork by the side of the Stour at at the bottom of the lane is possibly the site of the mill.
3 The mill pond and stonework are still visible and a cottage on the site is named on a historic map as having been built on the site of the mill.

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