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

Purrrfect Wednesdays in August

Wed 22 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
With family fun inspired by mill cats and mice. Includes original adventure story telling and children’s activities - we'll be making cats and mice models with salt dough and drawing inspired by the stories. Face painting and making cat and...

Wednesday walks: a village on the WWII GHQ stopline

Wed 05 Sep 2018
14:00-16:00
Local historian, Margaret Dierden, tells fascinating stories finding evidence of the strategic defence plans in Shalford village during the second world war. Pill boxes and anti-tank mechanisms will be brought to life in this engaging...

Heritage weekend: celebrating extraordinary women

Sat 08 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
We'll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the UK achieving the initial stage of women's suffrage by showcasing the work of some of the remarkable and creative women who have been inspired by Shalford Mill.

Wharf to Mill by boat

Wed 19 Sep 2018
10:30-16:30
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 with song and stories

Sun 30 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
Vox Community Choir will sing for us at 12.30 and 2.00pm, with a programme of traditional songs from around the world. Story-teller Jim Munro will share stories from the countryside of days gone by at 11.30, 1.30, and 3pm

Gunpowder walk

Wed 03 Oct 2018
13:00-16:00
Join a circular guided walk to, and tour of, the old gunpowder mills at Chilworth.
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

History

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.