Mapledurham House & Watermill
Mapledurham House & Watermill Summary
- Address: Mapledurham, nr Reading, RG4 7TR (Map)
- Tel: +44 (0)1189 723350
- Fax: +44 (0)1189 724016
- Owner: The Mapledurham Trust
- Administrator: Mrs Lola Andrews
- E-mail: Click here to contact
- Website: Go to the Mapledurham House & Watermill website
Mapledurham House & Watermill Description
Tucked away in a corner of south Oxfordshire is Mapledurham House and watermill. The Elizabethan mansion is full of history of the Blount family, original owners for over 500 years whilst the watermill is the last working on the river Thames. Added in 2011 is an Archimedes screw turbine which enables the estate to produce green electricity to not only help the planet but also to ensure the future of the beautiful watermill.
Mapledurham recently received a silver award in the Beautiful South Awards under the category of Best Small Attraction, whilst the estate secretary, Lola Andrews, received the gold award in 2011 under the category of Outstanding Customer Service.
Filming is popular at Mapledurham – the film “The Eagle has Landed” was filmed here in 1976, whilst more recently episodes of Midsomer Murders and Miss Marple have been produced here.
Mapledurham can be visited between Easter and the end of September on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays and on Sunday afternoons in October. Mid week parties are welcomed by appointment. Guests can arrive by boat from nearby Caversham. Our tea rooms sell a variety of cakes and cream teas, whilst the shop stocks the flour produced in the watermill.
Various events are held at Mapledurham, including an annual craft fair, falconry days, battle re-enactments and open air theatre. New for 2013 is a planned event called Mapledurham at War which promises to be a superb re-enactment of World War 2.
Full details of our events can be found at our Website.
Watermill and Archimedes Screw Turbine – powering our way into the future :
There has a been a mill on this site since Saxon times and the present building dates from the 15th century, making it the only surviving working watermill on the Thames. Seeing the traditional machinery in action is one of the highlights of your visit to Mapledurham. The wholemeal flour ground here and its by-products bran and semolina can be purchased in both the Mill Shop and the Gift Shop along with other mementos.
Mapledurham are very proud to announce that the recently installed Archimedes screw turbine is now operational. This huge project was started in the Spring of 2011 and finished in the Autumn. A very exciting development which means they are capable of producing green electricity which will be sold to ensure the conservation and future of this historic watermill.
For more about Mapledurham, do view their informative Website.
Opening Times - 2012
- 7th April - 30th September: Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays, 2 - 5.30 pm (last admission 5 pm)
- October: Sunday afternoons
- Midweek parties by arrangement only (Tuesday - Thursday)
Admission Prices - 2012
House and Mill:
- Adult - £8.50
- Child (5-16 years) - £3.50
- Senior - £6.50
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