Grade II Listed Watermill & Barn Restoration, Hestercombe Gardens
Restoration and adaptive re-use of the derelict, seventeenth century, Grade II Watermill and Barn in Hestercombe Gardens (Somerset) including the restoration of the original waterwheel and mill equipment. The 18th Century Mill was restored and the old technologies sit side by side with a modern biomass boiler fuelled with wood from the Hestercombe’s sustainable woodlands, that provides hot water for the under-floor heating. The Building now acts a visitor centre, which includes access to the Dynamo House. Within the Dynamo House is the over-shot water wheel, now powering equipment for demonstrations in the Mill Room to crush apples, grind corn and cut timber, activities that have all been prominent on the estate over the centuries.