Lapford Mill complex comprises the main house, a 14th Century
cob building housing a rare 15th century oak muntin screen and
bread oven, a connected two storey cottage and four storey water
Despite many renovations, the mill suffered dilapidation and
damages due largely to the recent extreme weather conditions. In
2012 the great floods caused extensive damage to the leat sluice
gates, the waterwheel and the weir, however the machinery inside
the mill is still in operable condition.
Friends of Lapford Mill are aiming to fully restore the mill and
to make it a centre for information and education about Devon
flour milling and to contribute to understanding regarding ecology
and river management in the Twenty-first Century.
They are looking to connect with anyone who has an interest in
the mill or might be keep to get involved in helping them to get
the old girl into shape!
Find out more from the Lapford Mill