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The Urban-Rural Hub Around Faringdon                                   16-23 June 2012

ECOMILL - Venn Mill

BE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER & BETTER OFF BY LIVING MORE SUSTAINABLY!

whynotcycle1A 200 year old working water-powered flour mill (Mill site mentioned in the Domesday Book) in wildlife friendly surroundings, open on Sunday 17th June 12midday -5pm as part of Faringdon ECOWEEK. Wholemeal flour ground at the mill from local wheat will be on sale.

vennmill

Situated on the A338 Oxford to Wantage road, one mile N of the village of East Hanney. Built about 1790 on an ancient site (mentioned in Domesday) beside the Childrey Brook, a tributary of the River Ock. An undershot waterwheel drives millstones by mainly wooden machinery.

The buildings, workings and sluices are all in good condition and in full working order.

The mill has a Soil Assn. Organic Certification and will be working, grinding locally-grown organic wheat from Faringdon. June 17th, Sunday, 12-5pm. Admission 1, children 50p.

 


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Garford, Near Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5PA - 01367-240405
How to get to Venn Mill

WHY NOT COMBINE THIS WITH ECOSCREW IN EAST HANNEY - TO MAKE THE PERFECT CYCLE RIDE FROM FARINGDON?

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