Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BH
See how this fully restored working watermill, the oldest working mill in the UK, produces stone ground wholemeal flour using the power of the River Itchen. There will also be additional events including storytelling & music for all the family.
Winchester City Mill has stood at the heart of the historic city of Winchester, the capital of King Alfred’s Wessex, since at least Saxon times. With a history of over 1000 years, Winchester City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the UK. A rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, the City Mill was rebuilt in 1744 and remained in use until the 20th Century. Having entered the care of the National Trust in the late 1920’s, the City Mill was restored to full working order in 2004.
Visit for free and see how this fully restored working watermill produces stoneground wholemeal flour using the power of the River Itchen. The Mill’s expert millers will guide you round and answer any questions you have about this working watermill.
Traditional flour milling demonstrations on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th from 11am-4pm. Additional events planned include storytelling with Mike Rogers on Saturday and The Watercress Quartet on Sunday
● Saturday 15 September: 1000-1630
● Sunday 16 September: 1000-1630
No booking required.
There are steps into the Mill, down to the Millrace and into the garden.
Winchester City Mill is located on Bridge Street, straddling the River Itchen, 200m East past King Alfred’s Statue.