The Grade II-listed Hardwater Mill is just to the west of Wellingborough, on the River Nene. It was apparently mentioned in the Domesday Book. Milling ceased in 1946 and it is now a private residence. The present buildings date from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Adjacent to Lyveden New Bield, this Elizabethan Water Garden has been restored by the National Trust in recent years. There is a series of canals forming a square, with a meadow in the centre. At each of the four corners is a spiral mound which enabled ladies to gracefully walk to the top to enjoy the view.
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Wadenhoe is a delightful village in the Nene Valley between Thrapston and Oundle. The watermill is one of dozens which used to take their power from the River Nene, but virtually all have now been destroyed.
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