Shalford Mill

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

Meet the Millers

Wed 08 Apr 2020
Learn to bake Easter corn muffins with Maggie at 11.30, 1.30 and 2.30. Mill your own muffin mix to take and bake at home. Tour the mill with our guides and discover the secrets of milling (suitable for ages 7+)

Cadbury Easter egg hunt

Sat 11 Apr 2020
A woodland themed trail, with a Cadbury Easter egg prize. Craft activities include making a bunch of felt flowers

Gunpowder walk

Sun 26 Apr 2020
Join a circular guided walk to, and tour of, the old gunpowder mills at Chilworth.

Wharf to Mill by boat

Wed 03 Jun 2020
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.