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We are a group based in Hampshire, England, interested in mills of all types - watermills, windmills, tide mills - with many members who own mills and welcome the opportunity to share their enthusiasm.

Some of us are actively involved in the restoration work on mills and their machinery, sluices, waterwheels, turbines and watercourses.  We advise mill owners on repair and conservation and lend a hand when needed. 

Others research the various aspects of milling and mill history and survey buildings.  Very often, we are able to supply historical details and copies of old photographs.  We are frequently consulted about planning applications involving change in mills and mill sites.  We are closely involved with the Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society and the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).

We are a friendly group and  meet four times a year in a variety of Hampshire mills.  A quarterly newsletter is circulated to all members.  We would be delighted to have you join us and get involved in all our activities.

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snippets
A varied collection of interesting items from the macabre to the informative!

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activity
Reports on some of the preservation and restoration activity being done by the group. 

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events

National Open Days, local events, visits to other Mills in the UK and abroad, restoration projects, and regular meetings in a Hampshire mill all contribute to a vigorous and active group.

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mills open to the public

With over 240 watermills and 100 windmill sites Hampshire holds a wealth of history.   Keeping records up to date is a continuous task.  Our millennium project was to compile a complete photographic record of all extant Hampshire Mills.  We link here to some of the mills that are open to the public.

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links
Individual mill sites, other mill groups, national mills and industrial archaeology organisations are referenced here.

RECENTLY UPDATED ON THE SITE !

Hampshire Mills Group expresses its sadness at the passing of Basil Hunt, a stalwart member who was long time Head Miller for us at Longbridge Mill.   A full obituary will be published in an upcoming newsletter.

Basil's ashes will be scattered at Longbridge Mill on October 4th, at a time not yet finalised.

 

 

 


The Mills and Millers of Hampshire - Vol 3


The third and final volume covers the north and east of the county, and has now being printed.  We have also reprinted  Vol 1 as we sold out of our initial run!

The books will be of interest to all - mill enthusiasts, family history researchers and people touring the county.

All three volumes now available from this website, with attractive discounts for multiple purchases.....

For more details and to buy click   Mills Books

 

The third volume covers the north and eastern area, including mills on the rivers Blackwater, Enborne, Loddon, Rother and Wey.  The book has details of fifty six mills, and over 650 millers are identified and 300 research references are listed in its 172 full colour A5 pages.   

 

Volume 2 covering the west of Hampshire has 240 A5 full colour pages giving a compendium of current and historical information covering 96 mills and over 900 millers, with photos, maps and diagrams. 
 

 

 

Also available Volume 1 - central Hampshire, with 72 mills, 500 millers and 160 pages.


 

 

Newsletter for Summer 2014 added.
We publish a quarterly newsletter for members and now are adding it to this website.  The newsletters contain an eclectic mix of news of our activities, articles on mills and milling, reports on visits, poems, recipes and much more ....

No 105 Sum 14  Newsletters

A few of the interesting articles

Floods at Bridge Cottage

Restoration at Beaulieu

HMG Trip to Devon

Kingsley Mill

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Hampshire Mills Group is registered as Charity No 1116607.

Subscriptions and donations can be given with gift aid allowing us to recover your tax!


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