Bathurst

Bradshaw's Mill

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

Things To Do in BathurstBradshaw's Mill

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

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

Trappes Street Cottage

Self Catering

Trappes Street Cottage

Trappes Street Cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed and the other has two single ... more

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

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