Whitemill (White Mill) is a retired watermill, last rebuilt in the 18th century. The millstones remained in use right until the end of the nineteenth century, grinding grain (grist) for both flour and animal feed. The mill is a part of the Kingston Lacy estate, and stands by the River Stour in the Domesday parish of Shapwick, near Wimborne, in Dorset.

Whitemill has been conserved to display its rare 18th century timber drive gear, which is now much too fragile ever to work again.

The Mill reflected in the tailrace History of Whitemill


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On this site you can discover the history of Whitemill and take a virtual tour of the mill and its surroundings.

In passing, you will also discover a thing or two about waterwheels and millstones.

Most of the photos can be "clicked through" to get to a bigger version.