Shalford Mill

18th-century watermill with well-preserved machinery

Shalford Mill

Things to see and do

Shalford Mill river view

The mill inside and out 

Discover a mill that is evocative of a bygone era, showing a vital part of village life, and unearthing characters from the past in the process.

Upcoming events

Gunpowder walk

Sun 30 Apr 2017
Join us for a circular guided walk to, and tour of, the old gunpowder mills at Chilworth.

Try geocaching

Sun 30 Apr 2017
With lots of caches hidden around the Mill, why not try your hand at geocaching? Borrow our GPS devices for a two mile circular walk around the mill

National Mills Weekend

Sun 14 May 2017
We're celebrating vintage power for milling this year, and you can discover more about the Real Bread Campaign This is an annual event organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

Wednesday walks: from watermill to turbine

Wed 17 May 2017
Meet at the Mill then walk through the water meadows to Guildford's hydro project, for a tour of the Toll House, where a reinstated turbine is generating hydro-electricity. Return to the mill by a circular walk for tea and cake.

Creative engineering for half term

Wed 31 May 2017
Challenge your engineering skills and imagination by making windmills and watermills from everyday items we have collected for you to experiment with and test your ingenuity. See if we can make explosions from flour?

Wharf to Mill by boat

Wed 07 Jun 2017
Boat from Dapdune Wharf to St Catherine's, and then walk across the boardwalk uphill to the mill for a tour and a picnic. Return boat trip to Dapdune.
Shalford Mill

Get involved

Volunteers sitting out beside the river

Join the team 

Fancy playing your part to keep an 18th century water mill open for the public to enjoy? Shalford Mill is always on the lookout for interested people to volunteer at the property.

Shalford Mill


Ferguson's Gang members Shot Biddy, Kate O’Brien and Bill Stickers enjoying a picnic, 1935

Ferguson's gang 

Ferguson’s Gang was formed in 1927 with five core members, all of whom were women. Their aim was to raise awareness of the need to protect rural areas and they supported the organisation they considered to be the most dedicated to preserving England’s heritage: the National Trust.