Bradshaw's Mill

Monuments in or near Bathurst, Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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Monuments Sunshine Coast

Where? Bathurst, Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa

When? Best viewed in daylight.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Bathurst, in Eastern Cape

On the banks of the Bathurst River is perched the National Monument known as Bradshaw’s Mill. This mill was built by the British Settler, Samuel Bradshaw, in 1821, who intended to use it in the manufacture of blankets and kersey cloth.

In fact, Bathurst became the hub of the wool industry in the mid-1820’s as a result. The mill was burnt down by Xhosa warriors in 1835, but rebuilt and renovated just a year later.

Bradshaw’s was used as a grain mill until it became completely disused by the beginning of the 1900’s. Then, in 1964, it was bought by the Simon van der Stel Foundation, who restored it in 1981. Today, it is a beautiful reminder of this area’s roots and a fascinating element of the local heritage.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Bathurst

Morley House Historical Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Morley House Historical Accommodation

Morley House is an 1820s settlers' cottage in the picturesque rural village of Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. Morley House ... more

Sweet Fountain Cottage

Self Catering

Sweet Fountain Cottage

Sweet Fountain Cottage is situated on a working crop and cattle farm about 5km from Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. The ... more

The Historic Pig and Whistle Inn

Hotel / Bed & Breakfast

The Historic Pig and Whistle Inn

This National Monument is situated in the quaint little English style village of Bathurst in the heart of settler country ... more

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