|OS Grid: TG 080380||Approx 3.8m 6.1km From the Coast View Google Map|
|Latitude: 52° 53' 56"|
|Longitude:1° 05' 34"|
|Latitude: 52.898||Select another Norfolk Location:|
On the River Glaven sits the last
remaining fully functioning working watermill in Norfolk
built in 1802. The mill has working demonstrations and
tours. You can see the miller and his staff making flour
using traditional methods, whilst giving a running
commentary. Helpful staff are always on hand and are
happy to answer any questions. Eleven types of flour are
produced, ranging from the best-selling unbleached,
untreated white, to organic wholewheat stoneground and
the rare Spelt flour. These flours are sold locally to
local bakeries, healthfood shops, hotels and teashops
and at the Mill Shop on site.
existed as a town before
the Norman invasion and is recorded in the doomsday book
of 1086. However, a great fire destroyed much of the
town in 1708 and Holt was therefore rebuilt in the style
of that time, which was Georgian.
the north end of the High
Street near Holt's church is a Pineapple Obelisk, which
is reputed to be a gatepost from Melton Constable Park.
This was relocated to Holt and therefore the mileages
inscribed on the column are said to be wrong for Holt.