Kestle is an ancient village originally named Kestell predating King John but not listed in Domesday.
Kestle Mill stands just back from the road behind the old road bridge. The last recorded use of the mill varies from 1915 to 1950 but photos exist of the Mill building and wheel taken during the 1920's which show the mill wheel overgrown and out of use. it is certain that by 1955 the mill was disused and abandoned and about this time the Mill was renovated and converted into two cottages. Looking at the mill building today the old Mill house is on the left hand side and the converted mill is on the right. All that remains of the mill machinery are three Millstones standing in front of the building and a small section of the old mill leat which used to feed into a small culvert to one side of the old bridge.
- Ordnance Survey Landranger 200; Newquay, Bodmin & surrounding areas, 1:50 000. 1988
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