Watermills of the Suffolk Rivers

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The Suffolk watermills named in the list below is as near as possible a definitive list of known watermill sites in the county of Suffolk.
Where possible each site is accompanied by a map where the location is known. A photograph of the watermill, remains, or ground it once occupied is included. Please note that this is work in progress. I shall be adding photographs to the list in the coming months. All sites on private land were accessed and photographed with the kind permission of the owner. Where no photograph is shown it usually means I was for some reason unable to find (marked Lost) or gain access to the location. Where via is shown, the mill stands on the named tributary, of the river under which it is listed.
Mills are listed in alphabetical order by name or parish, and grouped by the River, (also listed alphabetically) on which they stand or once stood.

Rivers Alde, Black Bourne and Brett



> River Alde/Ore

Beversham Mill, via Ore
IP13 0BJ
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The former watermill a short distance upstream from the Beversham Bridge is also known as Glemham Mill in some references. The mill which has been renovated, probably dates from the eighteenth century and is adjoined to the millhouse which predates the mill by about a century. Some of the machinery, including the breast-shot waterwheel is still intact. Breast-shot wheels were used when there was only a small head of water. The millrace pond has been landscaped and is home to ducks and other wildlife. The mill is located on the River Ore which is a tributary of the River Alde.

TM3558 : Beversham watermill and the mill house by Adrian S Pye

Butley Mill, via Butley River
IP12 3PZ
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A water mill was first recorded at Butley Mills in 1530. The river was also used for the transport of goods but by 1948 had become too silted to allow either use. The river is located within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Now residential.
by Adrian S Pye

TM3851 : Butley Mill by Adrian S Pye



> River Black Bourne (Tributary of the Little Ouse)

Bardwell Mill
IP31 1AQ
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Converted mill on the River Black Bourn near to Bardwell Suffolk.
by Keith Evans



Bardwell, Old Mill Not found
Euston Sawmill
IP24 2QW]
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Viewed from the bridge.
by Ashley Dace
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Ixworth, Ixworth Mill
IP31 2HB
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[Awaiting image]

Pakenham Mill, working
IP31 2NB
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The last working water mill in Suffolk. See LinkExternal link.
by Bob Jones



Sapiston Mill Not found

Sapiston, Old Mill, Lt Ouse, Black Bourne
IP31 1SA
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[Awaiting image]




> River Blythe

Blythburgh Mill - a water-mill was recorded in 1538 but its location is unknown

Laxfield Mill - No trace

Wenhaston/Mells Mill
IP19 9BY
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Old water mill at Water Mill Farm near to Blyford, Suffolk.
by Keith Evans





> River Brett

Aldham Mill
IP7 6LE
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Aldham Mill near to Hadleigh, Suffolk.
by Keith Evans

TM0243 : Aldham Mill by Keith Evans

Hadleigh, Bridge Street Mill
IP7 6DB
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Demolished

Hadleigh, Toppesfield Mill
IP7 5NG
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Tinkers Lane formerly crossed the river by a ford just downstream of this narrow banked section, but now only the footbridge remains.
by Robin Webster

Demolished

Higham, Oil Mills
CO7 6LE
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[Awaiting image]

Kersey Mill
IP7 6DP
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A view of the mill, positioned to remove a horrible van from the picture. The red brick based building is the wheelhouse and engine shed (engine gone, preserved elsewhere).
TM0144 : Kersey Mill Complex - Mill wheel
by Ashley Dace
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TM0144 : Kersey Mill Complex - Mill by Ashley Dace

Layham Mill
IP7 5JY
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This is the site of the former ford between Upper and Lower Layham. It is found at Layham Mill on private property.
by John Walton


Monks Eleigh, Cobbolds
IP7 7JB
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[Awaiting image]

Monks Eleigh, other mill
IP7 7AA
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[Awaiting image]

Nedging Mill
IP7 7HF
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[Awaiting image]

Raydon Mill, via River Brett
IP7 5QS
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[Awaiting image]

Semer, Hocking Mill
IP7 6RA
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[Awaiting image]

Semer Mill, Ash Street Mill
IP7 6QZ
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[Awaiting image] Demolished

Thorpe Morieux Mill
IP30 0NW
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[Awaiting image]

KML

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