What to see
Blenheim Palace Sawmills
5 miles west via A4095 and turning right into Swann Lane at Long Hanborough
Tel: 01993 358694
The Mill Building has many interesting features and close examination of its structure and markings tell us a lot about how this industrial building was used during its long history.
Power for the Mill was usually taken from the water wheel unless the River Evenlode was running too low to power the wheel. When this happened the steam engine was used until 1912 as the source of power.
The site was the workshop for Blenheim Palace Estate and not just a timber mill. Skilled craftsmen made the patterns and moulds from which to cast the various iron objects needed by the estate and some of their machinery and tools can be seen.
There is a lot to see at Combe Mill
There is a calendar of exciting events — each with a different theme.
Steaming events are on the third Sunday of each month between March and October