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A restored water mill dating from the 17th century, set in 7 acres of water meadows. Within the mill buildings are a craft exhibit, art gallery, and a fascinating museum of waterways and milling. Visitors can indulge in activities including milling and baking bread, mask making, and a Teddy Bears Picnic.
There was a mill on this site on the River Great Ouse at the time of the Doomsday Book (1086 AD). The site provided more than just an opportunity to grind grain, however; the river was rich in eels, and a blacksmith shop stood beside the mill. An apple orchard nearby provided tough wood for the gear teeth of the mill.
The Bromham Bridge, with fully 26 arches, spans the river beside the mill. There are several waymarked circular trails through the parkland that surrounds the mill.
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About Bromham Mill
Address: Bridge End, Bromham, Bedfordshire, England, MK43 8LP
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: 4 miles W of Bedford on the A428, on the River Ouse
Website: Bromham Mill
OS: TL009 507
Photo Credit: Ashley Dace, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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