In 2019, Bethany Sewell, a photography student at Falmouth University, used the Brass Mill as the topic for a coursework project. The project involved making a photographic record of the wildlife in and around the mill and producing a magazine article which discusses the relationship between conservation of the mill and the conservation of wildlife.
Click on the link to read her article.
Grade II* Listed Building
Recent visitors that have attracted our attention are otters. Spraint (otter dung) was noticed on the working platforms around the two penstock gates in the mill and the presence of otters was confirmed by our neighbours in the Mill Island Moorings Marina. One of our volunteers set up a motion sensitive camera above the operational waterwheel penstock gate, a known haunt of the otters, to capture images of our nocturnal visitors.
The otters can be seen coming up over the penstock gate and dropping down over the waterwheel.
Click on the link to see a video of otters at the mill.