Anglesey Abbey and a real working water mill

Thomas came to visit me today and we drove out to Anglesey Abbey. As the name suggests the area was originally the site of a priory that was established in the C12th. Almost 65 years after the Dissolution of the Monasteries a chap called Thomas Hobson (he of Hobson’s Choice) bought the land. He converted the monastic buildings into a house, creating an interesting mix of Jacobean and medieval architecture. The house was enlarged and added to in the C19th and C20th and is set in around 100 acres of garden. The grounds are fantastic to walk around in, especially in the lovely Autumn warmth we had today. There is also a working water mill at Lode which was restored in the early 80s – it now grinds up lots of lovely flour that you can buy and take home to make delicious reminders of a lovely day out.

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