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.
May 2007 - Looking across the flood meadows to the Mill.
May 2007 - The River Stour.
August 2007 - My destination on a cycle ride from Sherborne. It was a very hot day!
March 2008 - In the previous few days there had been a tremendous amount of rain. Hence no surprise that the river was in flood.
March 2008 - Nearly to the top of the arches of the bridge.
March 2008 - This must be quite a common occurrence.
March 2008 - You can usually walk over the weir via a narrow footbridge. Not today though!
February 2016 - The river was in full flow but not breaching the footbridge today.
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.
January 2019 - From the same spot with a big stopper and polariser fitted to smooth the water. This exposure was 2 minutes.
January 2019 - Another experimental shot with a big stopper.
February 2019 - An early winters morning visit to capture a misty view.
February 2019 - Later in the morning after the mist had cleared.
February 2019 - A long exposure and black and white conversion.
November 2019 - The river was very high with water flowing over the lower part of the footbridge. A long exposure of 30s.
August 2020 - An early morning sunrise visit to catch the low sun on the mill.
August 2020 - A longer exposure shot. A 42s exposure.