Jopes Mill: Grade 2 Listed 18th Century Watermill
The historians think that the main part of the mill dates from around 1750 with additions made around 1800. There is some evidence that a mill existed on the site before that, perhaps even in medieval times. What makes Jopes Mill particularly important is that the internal mill workings are still almost complete, which is very rare. The workings have not actually turned since around 1900, when the mill was shown on maps as disused. You can see a working example of the same machinery nearby at Cotehele.
The mill workings comprise two pairs of millstones and most of the original wooden and iron machinery. During the last 100 or so years it has been a cowshed and a hat makers workshop!
We are converting the mill to a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom holiday cottage. We're doing some of the work ourselves and also working with a great team of experts. You can see the work as it progressed here.
As we finish the various spaces in the mill we will put photos here ....