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Tide Mill

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Tide Mill

History of the Tide Mill
Woodbridge Tide Mill in Suffolk was one of the first tide mills in the country and was unquestionably the last one working – operating for well over 800 years.

The earliest record of a tide mill on this site by the River Deben is in 1170.

In 1793 the present mill was built on the site of earlier ones. By the 1950s it had become the last working tide mill in the country, but in 1957 finally closed. It was saved in 1968, restored and opened to the public in 1973.

Ghosts of the Tide Mill
William, a mill worker, died one night by suffocation after falling into one of the flour vats.

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