... the wild west of Cornwall UK that is. In the tough wild land of West Penwith right at the end of the Cornish peninsular it must have been hard to raise a crop of grain in the old days, even if the climate there is milder than in many parts. Nonetheless, the tiny hamlet of Zennor is made up of a church (with a mermaid myth attached), a pub (The Tinners' Arms, which is a bit of a clue to the main industry in the area), a few cottages, a farm and a stream driven watermill. Trewey Mill dates back to the sixteenth century - about 100 years before Shakespeare was writing his great tragedies in far off London. As there were no roads to Zennor before 1800, this was very much a local enterprise!
The Mill has now been restored to working order and still uses the original, unusual granite mill stones to grind local wheat into a very fine 100% whole meal flour ideal for sourdough users: it makes excellent bread, as we discovered.
If you are interested, the Mill is now up for sale, along with the miller's cottage.