History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Though there has been a mill on this site since the 13th century the current building dates to the 18th century, subsequently heavily remodelled in the middle of the Victorian period. It has remained almost unaltered since then. The mill was in operation until 1991, since when it has been transformed into a working museum.
There are four large grinding stones, powered by a 21-foot diameter water wheel. Within the mill is a complete roller plant by the Armfield company and the original oil engine by Ruston and Hornsby.
About Clapton Mill
Address: Clapton, Crewkerne, Somerset, England, TA18 8PU
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: At the southern end of Clapton village on the B3165. Open by appointment only.
Website: Clapton Mill
Phone: 01460 78164
Photo Credit: Andrew Davis, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Forde Abbey - 3.8 miles (Historic House)
Lower Severalls Garden - 3.9 miles (Garden)
Beaminster, St Mary's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
Seavington, St Mary's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
Stocklinch Ottersey, St Mary's Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church)
Mapperton Gardens - 7 miles (Garden)
Mapperton, All Saints Church - 7 miles (Historic Church)
Whitchurch Canonicorum, St Candida & Holy Cross Church - 7 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Clapton Mill:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')