Horsehill Cottage

Woods & Flax Mill

The Previous Incumbent - PM Hubbard

A writer of highly regarded thrillers who lived and worked at Horsehill Cottage from 1960 until 1973.   He wrote in a hut situated in the mill garden where the flagstones now lie. His wife Onyx continued to live at the cottage until her death in 2005 aged 95.

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Horsehill 1927

Brestshot water wheel on the mill. Taken before 1895


Report on Horsehill Mill from Beaminster Museum

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1861 Census

1841 Census

Historic England

The last public hanging in Dorset was for a murder committed in Stoke Abbott.