History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The last thatched windmill in England
The rounded mill building is constructed from blue lias stone and is topped by a gabled roof covered in thatch, and stands four storeys high. The milling machinery originally drove 2 pairs of grinding stones. In 1897 it was converted from wind power to steam, and the drive shaft and gears still remain.
The mill stands immediately beside a historic cottage, formerly belonging to the miller. This cottage is now let by the National Trust as a holiday cottage. Views from the grounds look out over the Somerset Levels.
Stembridge is undoubtedly one of the most attractive mills I've ever had the pleasure of visiting, and the village of High Ham itself is extremely attractive, with a number of historic older buildings.
About Stembridge Windmill
Address: High Ham, Somerset, England, TA10 9DJ
Attraction Type: Historic Building - Windmill
Location: 2 miles north of Langport, 1/2 mile east of High Ham. Seasonal opening only.
Website: Stembridge Windmill
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Langport, All Saints Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
Muchelney Abbey - 3.6 miles (Abbey)
Muchelney Priest's House - 3.6 miles (Historic Building)
Muchelney, St Peter & St Paul Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church)
Curry Rivel, St Andrew's Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church)
Burrow Mump - 4.2 miles (Countryside)
Long Sutton, Holy Trinity Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church)
Burton Pynsent Monument - 4.6 miles (Historic Building)
Nearest Accommodation to Stembridge Windmill:
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