Perry Mill Farm



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PERRY MILL FARM was, in days gone by, the source of perry and cider for the Bentley Estate. Fruit from its pear and apple orchards was crushed between mill stones, the upper one being rotated by means of a horse which plodded round and round the press. One of the original millstones now lies outside a corner of the farmhouse. A fragment of another forms part of a mounting block beside the driveway to the farm.

The farmhouse is an early 17th century grade 2 listed building. It is heavily timber-framed throughout, except on the south side, and there have been few alterations. It lies in the midst of 90 acres of ground, eastwards towards the Thrift and to the north below Hatchetts Farm.

Because little St Mary's Church is now surrounded the farms land the owners have kept its churchyard hedges trimmed.

Source: A Hundred Years In Tardebigge – The Revd Alan White