Crumplehorn Watermill - Polperro, Cornwall, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 50° 20.169 W 004° 31.418
30U E 391571 N 5577116
Quick Description: A working 14th Century Watermill in the quaint and historic village of Polperro. A picturesque Cornish fishing village.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/14/2014 10:24:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMM93P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
As you walk down to Polperro harbour from the car park, the first place you see on your left is the Crumplehorn Watermill & Inn. The mill wheel turns, but I don't think it drives any machinery inside the building.

"The Crumplehorn Inn and Watermill used to be a farm although the Mill dates from the 14th Century. The Inn used to be a counting house during Elizabethan times when privateering was a legal occupation. Ships captains could plunder Spanish and French ships legally and split the proceeds 50/50 to the Crown. The Crowns part went to fund the Navy in further attacks against the French. The Queen´s Treasury officer Lord Burleigh came to Polperro to ´count´ the ship´s cargo and take away the Crown´s share. Crumplehorn was probably a reference to curly horned sheep that were farmed on the surrounding hills." Text Source: (visit link)

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Current Status: Still In Use

Current Use: Inn - B&B

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