Abbots Mill Project

Abbot's Mill is an educational project based purposefully in the heart of Canterbury, with the aim of becoming an urban hub of sustainability and social justice, powered by non-centralised renewable energy. The project has two elements and is located on two adjacent sites:

Water wheel:

Firstly the project will include a water wheel, which will be re-instated into the old mill race on the site of the former Abbot’s Mill (the seven-storey mill that once stood on St Radigund’s Street. The Abbot’s Mill site (now owned by Canterbury City Council) is now part of the Abbot's Garden (a green space and walk which runs from the Miller’s Arms public house over the sluices and along the Great Stour up to the Marlowe Theatre).

Education centre:

Once the water wheel has been instated, the next phase will be the education and research centre which will include a vegan community cafe and woodland/wildlife garden. This will be on the facing bank of the Great Stour, opposite St Peter’s Lane. The two sites are linked by the St Radigund’s bridge.


10 Roper Yard, Roper Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7ER


Opening Times

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00