Henning Mill on the Stour

Henning Mill on the Stour

Water mills like Henning Mill were once a common sight along the River Stour and a major part of the local economy. By the time Rowland Suddaby painted this view, most of them had fallen into disuse, although some were preserved as heritage sites after the war. However, Suddaby presents this scene as timeless, with no reference to new technology or social change – it could easily be an image from Constable's time.