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Claythorpe Mill
Claythorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Claythorpe shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF413791
• London 125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alford
Postcode district LN13
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
LincolnshireCoordinates: 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 is now a restaurant. It was known 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]


  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. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Claythorpe at Wikimedia Commons