Flatford Mill in the Dedham Vale near East Bergholt in Suffolk is famed as the location of some of John Constable's paintings. These photos are in the order of our walk around the area which now belongs to the National Trust.
Flatford Lock seen from the footbridge over the River Stour.
Flatford Mill can be glimpsed through the trees in this view from the bridge.
The thatched Granary Barn attached to the mill.
A closer view of the barn, which is now a museum.
Above and below The top end of Flatford Lock.
Above and below Flatford Mill seen across the River Stour.
The bottom of Flatford Lock on the River Stour.
Back to the footbridge and this view west up Dedham Vale.
Another view east from the footbridge, this is such a beautiful location, there are lovely views almost everywhere you stop to look around.
The dry dock where barges were built to carry grain to and flour from the mill, this featured in Constable's painting Boat Building Near Flatford Mill of 1817.
The lane behind Flatford Mill with a hoist jettied out from the mill.
Across the lane is Valley Farm, this is the oldest building on the site and dates from the 15th century, like many of buildings it is used as a field studies centre.
Above and below The site of Constable's best known painting, The Haywain, with a wagon in the river soaking its wheels to stop play developing if the wood got too dry. Also seen is Willy Lot's cottage.
This pair of swans probably aren't concerned about how famous or attractive this location is!
The mill and the miller's cottage.
Flatford Lock seen across the river from the teashop.
Above and below The footbridge over the river and the view through it.
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