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Description: Throop Flour Mills (Parsons and Sons)
Date Listed: 19 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 101864
OS Grid Reference: SZ1123595764
OS Grid Coordinates: 411235, 95764
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7614, -1.8421
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Sadly, this grand building, in beautiful surroundings, is empty, padlocked, disused and largely neglected. Despite valiant efforts by Councilor Ron Whittaker of Bournemouth Council over many years, the owners, Heygates Flour Mills, seem reluctant to do anything positive with the building except maintain it (just) sufficiently to avoid planning enforcement action.
In this location, this is a property that should be an asset to the local community. Instead, it is looked on with sad eyes by the many local residents who enjoy walking by the River Stour.
Please, please, Heygates Management, consider this building with some vision, rather than keeping it as some sort of 'trophy'. This would make such a perfect property for a craft company together with a quality cafe to refresh the walking community. The milling equipment inside should be there for all to see, as well, rather than locked up in darkness in perpetuity!
Is anybody up for creating a trust to rescue this building? I believe Heygates will sell at the 'right price'!
Richard Weston, 11 June 2012
We discovered this area today and have to say I agree with many comments left concerning the Throop flour mill.
How sad that this amazing building has been locked up and left to decay. It would make a good craft centre or gallery plus tea room. It is in such a lovely almost undiscovered area with a chapel and some lovely houses, plus great river walks.
Janet Going, 28 January 2017