The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Water Wheel

Hembury Mill

The Waterwheel

The Water Wheel is one of the most unique features of Hembury Mill. We have completely restored the wheel to it's former working glory.

The wheel is a cast iron overshot, about 1.2m wide and 4m in diameter, we had to excavate about 1m of soil and rubble to get to the bottom of the wheel, where we found the head sluice gate which has now been restored.

The buckets and lining of the waterwheel were totally corroded and broken. We repaired the stonework on the wheel pit, carefully sand blasted the remaining cast iron rim and struts and had Bridmet make and install new buckets and lining. We had finished repairing the walls along the Leat and fitted the last sluice gate and the wheel now turns.