The Mill House Bristol Bed and Breakfast is thought to have been built in the reign of James I (1603-1625) and is located next to the old Rickford Chapel (now the Masonic Hall for the Forest of Mendip Lodge of Freemasons) and Mill Pond; the baptismal steps can still be seen leading down to the brook in the front garden of Mill House and The Pump House, housing one of the original pumps, still remains in the grounds.
The old Rickford Chapel was commissioned by W H Wills in 1888 and The Gauge House (just past Mill House) was built at the end of the 19th century by Bristol Waterworks Company.
Mill Pond is about 80 meters x 37 meters and roughly 4 meters deep; 200,000 gallons of water are provided from the Mendip Hills and the Pond houses a small island home to herons, ducks and swans.
Bristol Waterworks also erected two Standpipes, both of which were restored in 1999; one of which sits opposite The Gauge House and back towards Mill House.
Due to its wonderful architecture and countryside, this area is a particular favourite for TV, film and photography. At the end of 2011 the cast and crew of "Zombie King", descended on both Blagdon and Rickford to film scenes with stars Corey Feldman, Edward Furlong and their many zombie extras.