At the time of the Domesday book, 580 water mills were recorded in Norfolk, including one at Letheringsett but there were no windmills. By the 19th century there were only about 80 or 90 watermills still able to work. The red brick mill you see today was built in 1802.
Situated just outside of Holt and only a few miles from Walsingham, Letheringsett Watermill is the last remaining watermill in Norfolk to produce flour!
Mike and Marion Thurlow took over the disused mill on the River Glaven in 1987 and restored the mill to working order. It is now an award winning tourist attraction. Following Mike’s sudden death in 2013, Marion and their daughter Michelle continue to successfully run the mill.
A speciality wheat, Spelt is milled here at Letheringsett. Originally introduced to Britain by the Romans, Spelt is higher in vitamin B and protein than other wheat, and many wheat sensitive people can tolerate Spelt flour in their diet. Spelt flour is only one of the many different types of flour, dried fruit and nuts that Letheringsett supplies.
Letheringsett Mill is a working mill and can usually be seen working several days a week, but it is subject to the demands of flour production.