From Maidstone town centre:
Follow signs for Bearsted, (A20 Ashford Road).
Pass turning for Mote Park
and go under a railway bridge. Turkey Mill estate is 300 metres ahead on right. Enter the estate by going under a railway
viaduct, then go directly across a roundabout with a fountain in the middle and across a bridge. Turn left into Hollingworth Court, where the Mill House can be found in the far
From M20 Junction 7
Take the Maidstone exit (A249).
Turn left at the first roundabout, signposted Bearsted. Pass a crematorium and a garden centre. At the next
roundabout, turn right into New Cut Road. Continue
down New Cut Road, going straight across the roundabouts
until you arrive at a set of traffic lights. Turn right into Ashford Road (A20) towards Maidstone
town centre. The Turkey Mill estate is 250 metres ahead on the left. Enter the estate by going under a railway viaduct, then
go directly across a roundabout with a fountain in the middle and across a bridge. Turn left into Hollingworth Court, where the Mill House can be found in the far right corner.
Nearest railway station:
Maidstone East (trains from London Bridge, Victoria
and Ashford International)
For your convenience, Edwards Harvey has a dedicated visitor parking space directly outside the office. Should
this be occupied, please make your presence known to us and our staff will endeavour to help you park in one of our other
dedicated spots on the estate.
Turkey Mill is a fascinating group of buildings steeped in local history. In 1740, James Whatman and family
took up residence in Turkey Court. Whatman converted
the mill into the largest paper mill in the country, establishing an international reputation for producing fine quality ‘wove’
papers. The paper produced at Turkey Mill was used by William Blake, who described it as “the most beautiful paper that
could be produced”. Napoleon used Whatman paper to write his will and Queen Victoria
sent personal letters on it. The paper was even used by Stalin’s Government during the 1930s. The Mill finally closed
in 1976 after 280 years of continuous paper production.