Claythorpe

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Claythorpe
Claythorpe Mill. - geograph.org.uk - 161841.jpg
Claythorpe Mill
Claythorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Claythorpe
Claythorpe
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF413791
• London125 mi (201 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAlford
Postcode districtLN13
PoliceLincolnshire
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AmbulanceEast Midlands
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Lincolnshire
53°17′27″N 0°07′09″E / 53.290807°N 0.119136°E / 53.290807; 0.119136Coordinates: 53°17′27″N 0°07′09″E / 53.290807°N 0.119136°E / 53.290807; 0.119136

Claythorpe is a hamlet about 5 miles (8 km) north-west from the town of Alford, Lincolnshire, England, most notable for its water mill. The population is now included in the civil parish of Authorpe.

Claythorpe Mill was for a time a restaurant but is now a visitor attraction with wildfowl gardens, animals and a cafe. It was known previously as Empire Mills when it was built as a corn mill in the 18th century.[1] It was largely rebuilt in the 19th century, and the top floor was destroyed by fire and rebuilt again in 1890. Originally powered by a water wheel it has worked using a turbine since 1890, which is housed at the rear of the building. The steel wheel and gearing are still there, and it is a Grade II listed building. It was the last regularly working water mill in Lincolnshire, although it has not been in use since 1977.[2]

Claythorpe Manor (formerly Claythorpe Hall) is a Grade II listed red brick farmhouse dating from the 18th century.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Empire Mills Claythorpe (893312)". PastScape. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Empire Mills, Authorpe Road (1063636)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Claythorpe Manor, Authorpe Road (1168549)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 June 2013.

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