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Bourne Mill

Bourne Mill Bourne Road, Colchester CO2 8RT, England
+44 1206 549799
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Lovely little building in nice setting

The building has a working mill wheel, turned by the water running off the adjacent pond. We were... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Andy E
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Colchester, United Kingdom
A unique watermill

We visited on a very wet April day but we were still fantastic by this unusual mill. A fascinating... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
30Annemarie16
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“pond dipping” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bourne Mill Bourne Road, Colchester CO2 8RT, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The building has a working mill wheel, turned by the water running off the adjacent pond. We were given an extensive and informative talk by a volunteer, explaining the history of the building and trades that have used the mill over the years. The building...More

Thank Andy E
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very wet April day but we were still fantastic by this unusual mill. A fascinating part of Elizabethan history. Parking is a nightmare but don’t be defeated it is worth the stress to visit this unique part of history.

Thank 30Annemarie16
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Run by the NT, well worth a visit if in the area. The mill, which is a grade 1 listed building was built as a fishing lodge in 1591, then converted to a mill about 1640 and then converted to a corn mill in 1840,...More

4  Thank alisdair t
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I only live a five minute walk from the Mill and often take the children I care for there for the afternoon. The staff and volunteers are so helpful and delight in showing the children the workings of the mill. The grounds are fantastic, a...More

2  Thank KimBarnetson
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is a national trust visit. The volunteers here are very friendly to The point of carrying our tray outside, telling us all about the place and even waving us off. It's a pretty setting with a Mill and as lake with a small tea...More

Thank LorrainenSteve
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely sitting outside the cafe in the sunshine watching the ducks and coots. Interesting mill with helpful staff. Parking next to the mill limited to a very few cars but plenty of space in the nearby road (we parked going up the hill).

1  Thank suemoret
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Bourne Mill is one of the smallest NT properties and well inside the boundaries of Colchester. It has been a Tudor Hunting Lodge and a mill. The main wheel still works though the rest of the equipment was removed and lost years ago. There is...More

2  Thank Watchman077
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Not far from the A12, so we decided to break our journey there. Such a lovely tranquil place. The old mill still has the wheel turning, but a lot of the mechanicals have long gone. Still, a good place to stop for an hour and...More

1  Thank sleepybexhill
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I love this place peaceful and quite. The water makes it a magical feel. The lake has two beautiful Swans and a punk rocker duck. This particular duck is lonely and own his own! I love taking photos and watching the world go by. It's...More

1  Thank Jackson S
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were in Colchester for the weekend and as NT members was looking for somewhere to go for a couple of hours. Not the easiest place to get to because of parking but once there was pleasantly surprised. The staff and volunteers were welcoming and...More

1  Thank Kerry S
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