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
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
and get involved in all our activities.
A varied collection of interesting
items from the macabre to the informative!
|Reports on some of the
preservation and restoration activity being done by the
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.
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
Individual mill sites, other mill groups, national mills
and industrial archaeology organisations are
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
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
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
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
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 Spring 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 ....
A few of the interesting articles
A wonderful discovery
Flour mill billheads
Raising the stone nut
Eling in the news
Hampshire Mills Group is registered as Charity No
Subscriptions and donations can be given with gift aid
allowing us to recover your tax!