About Charlecote Mill:
Charlecote Mill is not a museum occasionally grinding flour as many water and windmills now are. Charlecote Mill is a piece of living working history and one of only a small handful of surviving commercial working watermills in the UK. Producing traditionally stoneground flours through French Burr Stones every weekday (when the water levels allow), the mill is a constant hive of activity but retains all the atmosphere and charm of a mill run in Victorian times. Most of the processes we use are as they would have been over 200 years ago and wherever possible grain is still sourced from local farms keeping our food miles to almost zero! Almost everything is done using the power of the two waterwheels, as it always was, and all of our products are hand finished and hand packed personally by Karl, the Miller. Mechanisation in a modern sense has never caught on at Charlecote; this truly is a place where time stands still and where quality and tradition blend perfectly to produce the unique Charlecote flours.
Please click on the images below to learn more about different aspects of the mill and our flour:
Here you can watch a short video of one of Charlecote's longest standing customers, Mrs Maman, showing how Chapattis are made in the traditional way.
Water levels at the mill have to be just right for it to run nicely. Learn more about water levels or view the current water level here.
To learn about The William Morris Craft Fellowship Trust and its relevance to Karl and the mill, please read here.
For a more detailed and technical description of how the mill works, with some technical drawings, both old and new, please visit this page.
For hints and tips about baking with Charlecote Mill Flour, please look at this page, we have a couple of recipe suggestions here too!
Karl is the 10th Miller at Charlecote since records began in 1728. If you want to know how he came to have this job, check out this page.
To view a selection of images of the mill, please visit here. Please note that all images are Copyright of Charlecote Mill, unless otherwise stated, and may only be used with our permission.
Throughout 2018 a cloud hung over Charlecote Mill in the form of a proposed river navigation scheme. Although defeated for now, it could be a threat again in future. Please see some of the campaign to protect the mill here.