Osmington Mills

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Osmington Mills
The smugglers inn osmington mills.JPG
The Smugglers' Inn at Osmington Mills
Osmington Mills is located in Dorset
Osmington Mills
Osmington Mills
Osmington Mills shown within Dorset
OS grid referenceSY734820
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDT3
Dialling code01305
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
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50°38′08″N 2°22′31″W / 50.6356°N 2.3754°W / 50.6356; -2.3754Coordinates: 50°38′08″N 2°22′31″W / 50.6356°N 2.3754°W / 50.6356; -2.3754

Osmington Mills is a coastal hamlet in the English county of Dorset. It lies within the civil parish of Osmington in the West Dorset administrative district, about 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Weymouth.


The coastline around Osmington Mills is part of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, and fossils can be found in the cliffs. The rocks consist of Kimmeridge Clay and the Corallian group from the Oxfordian (Upper Jurassic) and have an interesting trace fossil assemblage. To the west are Black Head and beyond that Redcliff Point, with fossils in the Upper Oxford Clay.


Osmington Mills is popular with tourists, providing facilities such as camping and caravan sites, a public house (of which the site has been traced back to the 13th century), and attractive coastal walks.

John Constable[edit]

The area around Osmington Mills and Osmington Bay was painted by the English landscape artist John Constable in the early 19th century. He spent his honeymoon in the area in 1816. Paintings include:

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Further reading[edit]

  • Callaghan, Christopher. "The Palaeoichnology of the Oxfordian of Osmington Mills, Dorset".


External links[edit]

Media related to Osmington Mills at Wikimedia Commons