Artist Sir Alfred Munnings was born here in 1878. His father was the miller. He painted a number of works in and around the grounds of the mill.
More recently, the gardens have become notable for their planting, undertaken by Nick Unwin, whose great-grandfather founded Unwin Seeds. Nick co-owns the mill with James Johnston who is Chairman of the Munnings Museum in Dedham, Essex.
There is plenty of wildlife to see. Kingfishers and otters seem to give the most delight. Be patient and you may well see both. Children will find several friendly ducks to feed.
There is excellent river fishing available from over 800m of riverbank in the grounds of the Mill. Anglers must hold a valid Environment Agency rod licence. The river is closed for fishing from 15th March to 15th June each year.
Explore the river by canoe or rowing boat
We have three Canadian canoes and a rowing boat, all suitable for family use, and a full range of buoyancy aids from the smallest infant through to adults. We can give you some help if you’ve not canoed before so you won’t just go round and round in circles!