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The Last Commercially Working Watermill On The River Thames

 

        2020

Located On The Banks Of

The River Thames

On The

Oxfordshire/Berkshire

Border

Filming Locations For

The Eagle Has Landed

Midsomer Murders

Miss Marple

Taboo

Vanity fair

Tours May Be Booked

From Easter Until The End Of September

On Tues/Wed/Thurs Afternoons

Mapledurham Watermill is the last commercially working watermill left on The River Thames .There has been a mill at Mapledurham for over 1000 years and it is mentioned in The Domesday Book. The current structure dates back to the time of the English Civil War and it is still producing flour to this day which is available to purchase in the mill gift shop which will be open after your tour.

You will also be able to see the impressive  Archimedes Screw thread Turbine located next to the mill which produces electricity from the river flow

St Margarets Church  is a beautiful 14th century English country church with a fascinating history involving religious division and royalty. The church  is still very active and holds regular services , weddings and christenings accompanied by the church bells.

 

 

The miller and his wife will be delighted to share their passion and enthusiasm for this hidden part of England and look forward to your visit. The miller will be ready to greet you on your arrival and will explain the format for the afternoon. The tour of the church and watermill with the turbine will last for about an hour and will be presented in an informative and rather entertaining way. This will allow time to browse around the traditional gift shop before moving on to the tearoom for refreshments.The scones are freshly made with the flour from the watermill by the millers wife (as it should be).

Then when all are relaxed and refreshed it is time to bid farewell and hope to see you again soon.      

 

Please Note  

Although there are a limited number of seats available in the mill,during the tour there is an amount of walking and standing involved

 

All Bookings Information

Tours available from Easter until the end of September

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Afternoons (Minimum Number 20 People)

You can arrive by car or coach

PRICES:

Tours……………………………..…£10.00 per person (minimum of 20 People)

Cream Tea…………………………. £7.00 per person

Please Note

Both tours are not available together

Your booking will be for one option only

Please tick the appropriate box on the booking form

 

 

 

 

 

 Arrival by boat is available on request from Caversham

with Thames River Cruise who require  minimum numbers

 

Booking Contact Details

 

Telephone:07843 742833

email: enquiries@mapledurhamwatermill.co.uk

 

 

A Private Tour of Mapledurham Watermill & Turbine

 And St Margarets Church

 

By The Miller Of Mapledurham followed by a

Cream Tea made with the flour from the mill by The Millers Wife

There are two tours available to choose from at Mapledurham, both very different and quite unique. The details provided will help you to choose which one you think your group would enjoy most.

 

Option One

A Private Tour Of Mapledurham House

 

Option Two

The tour which will last about an hour,will be conducted by The Miller and will start in the grounds before entering the Elizabethan Manor House.

It will include an outline on how Mapledurham Estate currently operates, the history of this beautiful family home and points of interest from each of the rooms you will see during the tour.

After leaving the house, there will be time to visit the gift shop before making your way to

The Coach House Tearooms where you will be met by The Millers Wife, who will have prepared a traditional English Cream Tea for you, with scones made with our own flour from the watermill.

Tours are available on Tues/Wed/Thurs Afternoons

From Easter until the end of September and must be booked in advance(minimum number 20)

 

 

Please Note

There is a certain amount of walking and standing involved during the tour and there are steps leading into the Manor House and a staircase to reach the first floor

Mapledurham Estate has been the Blounts family home since 1492

It has seen prosperity,civil war,financial ruin

Dilapidation and rebirth.

Now running a successful dairy herd

And leading the way in green energy production

This fascinating place will capture your heart