Latest updates

12 Apr 18

The project reaches a crucial stage

The main section of floorboards is being removed, exposing the deteriorated oak beams and joists, leaving a clear view of the basement below. The last time the Mill would have been seen like this was most likely in 1744 when it was restored by James Cooke.

The joists are cleaned and then covered with plywood to provide a stable working platform. This process will continue through to the far end of the Mill and then the repairs can begin.

Winchester City Mill reaches a crucial stage in its restoration project - taking the floor up

28 Mar 18

The viewing platform is finished, just in time for Easter

The contractors have been busy building a viewing platform so our visitors, big and small, can watch the repair work first-hand. It's half price for all non-National Trust members during this time so all the more reason to visit.

The viewing platform is up and ready to for our visitors to watch the restoration of the oak beams

26 Mar 18

The Mill is cleared and the partition wall goes up

Thanks to our staff and volunteers, the far end of the Millroom, including the kitchen and offices, are emptied and the partition wall is taking shape.

restoration work of Winchester City Mill, Hampshire, National Trust