Welcome to Whitemill

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
The website is taking a break to contemplate the demands of the emerging mobile-first nature of the World Wide Web.

We hope to be back in the Spring of 2018.

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