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Cricklepit Mill
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General information
Status Grade II listed
Type Watermill
Location Exeter
Address Commercial Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 4AB
Coordinates 50°43′9.1″N 3°32′0.2″W / 50.719194°N 3.533389°W / 50.719194; -3.533389Coordinates: 50°43′9.1″N 3°32′0.2″W / 50.719194°N 3.533389°W / 50.719194; -3.533389
Completed 17th/18th century

Cricklepit Mill is a visitor centre of the Devon Wildlife Trust, located in Exeter, in Devon, England.

It is one of three visitor centres of the Trust; the others are Wembury Marine Centre near Plymouth, and Seaton Jurassic in Seaton.

Description

The watermill is a Grade II listed building, dating from the 17th or 18th century, with 19th-century machinery; it has an undershot waterwheel. The building was restored in the 1990s by the Devon Historic Buildings Trust, after it was damaged by fire. In 2004 it was bought by the Devon Wildlife Trust, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Milling days, when the machinery is active and flour is produced, are held occasionally.

There is a wildlife garden next to the mill, looked after by volunteers. It has bee-friendly borders, a sensory section, mini-meadows and seating.

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