Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve

Stotfold Watermill, in its idyllic setting on the River Ivel, is unique. Having burnt down in 1992, it is now a Grade II listed watermill that has been completely rebuilt with three fully accessible floors to view. Some of the machinery survived the fire and has been restored. Notable features are the 4.4 metre wide overshot corn mill waterwheel which is the widest in the country, and the hursting frame originally installed in 1897 by Whitmore & Binyon. It produces stone-ground flour, which is on sale in the gift shop. Free admission
The adjacent 8.5 acre meadow, which has been orricially designated a Local Nature Reserve has plantings of native trees and hedges and a wildflower meadow. Ponds of varying depths have been dug to benefit birds, insects and amphitians, and living willow hides and a pond dipping platform have been constructed. The nature reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

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