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1819

Private ownership

John Benham buys the Mill from the City. The Mill remains in the private hands of his family for the next 100 years.

1795

Captured by a master

JMW Turner captures a moment in time as he sketches City Mill, while a student at the Royal Academy. This picture forms part of his Isle of Wight sketchbook, bequested to the nation in 1856.

JMW Turner's graphite on paper sketch of Winchester City Mill

1743

Renovation

James Cooke renovates City Mill, keeping much of the medieval timber frame. A new prosperous period of milling begins with the Agricultural Revolution.

James Cooke who rennovated City Mill