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Whitemill (White Mill) is a retired watermill, last rebuilt in the 18th century. The millstones remained in use right until the end of the nineteenth century, grinding grain (grist) for both flour and animal feed. The mill is a part of the Kingston Lacy estate, and stands by the River Stour in the Domesday parish of Shapwick, near Wimborne, in Dorset.

Whitemill is now in the care of the National Trust and has been conserved to display its rare 18th century timber drive gear, which is now much too fragile ever to work again.

The Mill reflected in the tailrace History of Whitemill

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Visiting Whitemill

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On this site you can discover the history of Whitemill, take a virtual tour of the mill and even find a map of how to get here in person!

In passing, you will also discover a thing or two about how waterwheels and millstones work in general, a little about bridges and the local area.

The mill is normally open to the public on Saturday & Sunday afternoons during the season.

Please send your comments (good or bad) to webmaster@whitemill.org.

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