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Sturminster Newton Mill

Sturminster Newton Mill is one of a  series of ancient flour mills built on the River Stour. It is on the south bank approximately 300 yards upstream of a medieval bridge.  Although it is thought that there may have been a mill on this site in Saxon times, the first record is contained in the Domesday Book of 1086, which mentions four mills in the Sturminster area. The present L-shaped building consists of south and north wings. The south wing was last
re-built c.1650 on a centuries old site. For more details of the mill and opening times follow this link.

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

May 2007 - Looking across the flood meadows to the Mill.

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

May 2007 - The River Stour.

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

August 2007 - My destination on a cycle ride from Sherborne. It was a very hot day!

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

March 2008 - In the previous few days there had been a tremendous amount of rain. Hence no surprise that the river was in flood.

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

March 2008 - Nearly to the top of the arches of the bridge.

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

March 2008 - This must be quite a common occurrence.

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

March 2008 - You can usually walk over the weir via a narrow footbridge. Not today though!

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

February 2016 - The river was in full flow but not breaching the footbridge today.

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

January 2019 - A few photographs on a late January afternoon to experiment with new filters for my camera. The lighting was quite tricky with the mill in dark shade and the sky bright.

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

January 2019 - From the same spot with a big stopper and polariser fitted to smooth the water.
This exposure was 2 minutes.

Sturminster Newton Mill Dorset Dorsetcamera

January 2019 - Another experimental shot with a big stopper.