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

Watermill Wednesdays

Wed 23 Aug 2017
Flour fairies

Bat walk in Shalford

Thu 31 Aug 2017
Discover more about these remarkable little animals, see live bats close up and watch their acrobatic flying skills in the wild night sky. There will be a short talk about British bats, followed by a walk in the dark with bat detectors.

Heritage Open Days

Sat 09 Sep 2017
Why was the mill the centre of village life? Learn more on a free costumed guided tour. A new display with our latest research and discoveries will be on show.

Wharf to Mill by boat

Wed 13 Sep 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.

Celebrate the harvest in song and country crafts

Sun 17 Sep 2017
Vox Community Choir will sing for us at 12.30 and 2.00pm, hear a programme of traditional songs from around the world. Make traditional corn favours and decorative straw items to take away.

Try geocaching

Sun 01 Oct 2017
With lots of caches hidden around the Mill, why not try your hand at geocaching? You can borrow our GPS devices or use your phone, and follow a 2 mile circular walk.
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.