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Algars Mill

Bristol

2 acre woodland garden bisected by R Frome; spring bulbs, shrubs; very early spring feature (Feb-Mar) of wild Newent daffodils. 300-400yr-old mill house (not open) through which millrace still runs.
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    The Mill was a working corn mill for many centuries (it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book) until it ceased operation in 1898. it was converted into a house in 1920. The water passes under the house and emerges as a tailrace on the other side of the lane in front of the mill. At the rear of the house is a small newly developed garden with lawn, borders, patio and rockery and it is where the millrace flows under the house. The garden, opposite the millhouse, is bisected by the River Frome. On one side of the river are long sweeping banks which, in very early spring (Feb-March) are covered with wild daffodils, replaced in May by bluebells. There are many mature trees in the garden, including cedrus atlantica glauca, cedrus deodara, acer purpureum, tilea americana and liriodendron tulipifera. There is a small copse with steps leading down to an abandoned quarry area, planted with rhododendrons. A pleasant riverside walk, with banks planted with a variety of dogwoods etc, leads back to a wooden bridge crossing the river. On the other side of the bridge there is a large old-fashioned herbaceous border, backed by a huge American pillar rambler rose. The garden is left to naturalise as much as possible and is at its best in early spring, with a variety of spring bulbs flowering and wonderful bird-life activity on and off the water!

Algars Mill- Canceled

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Mr & Mrs John Wright

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How to find us

Algars Mill
Frampton End Rd
Iron Acton
Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS37 9TD

9m N of Bristol, 3m W of Yate/Chipping Sodbury.

More about Algars Mill

The Mill was a working corn mill for many centuries (it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book) until it ceased operation in 1898. it was converted into a house in 1920. The water passes under the house and emerges as a tailrace on the other side of the lane in front of the mill. At the rear of the house is a small newly developed garden with lawn, borders, patio and rockery and it is where the millrace flows under the house. The garden, opposite the millhouse, is bisected by the River Frome. On one side of the river are long sweeping banks which, in very early spring (Feb-March) are covered with wild daffodils, replaced in May by bluebells. There are many mature trees in the garden, including cedrus atlantica glauca, cedrus deodara, acer purpureum, tilea americana and liriodendron tulipifera. There is a small copse with steps leading down to an abandoned quarry area, planted with rhododendrons. A pleasant riverside walk, with banks planted with a variety of dogwoods etc, leads back to a wooden bridge crossing the river. On the other side of the bridge there is a large old-fashioned herbaceous border, backed by a huge American pillar rambler rose. The garden is left to naturalise as much as possible and is at its best in early spring, with a variety of spring bulbs flowering and wonderful bird-life activity on and off the water!

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