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

Creative engineering for half term

Wed 31 May 2017
11:00-16:15
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
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.

From botanics to bottles: the gin journey

Wed 28 Jun 2017
19:30-21:00
For gin lovers and those that are gin curious, The Silent Pool Distillery have a great story of passion, art and science to share and award winning gins to taste at the mill.

Strawcraft workshop

Sat 01 Jul 2017
10:00-16:00
Learn the skills, mysteries and secrets of this ancient countryside craft, using specially grown straw with experienced teacher, Verna Bailey.

The burning question

Thu 06 Jul 2017
19:30-21:00
Ian McLaren, architect with forty years' experience of working on historic buildings, examines the philosophical issues arising from fire damage of the historic building at Uppark.

Ferguson's Gang readings from the book by the authors

Sun 16 Jul 2017
11:00-16:00
The authors, Polly Bagnall and Sally Beck, will read from their revealing book about Ferguson's Gang. More Gang related activities during the day, including decorating masks to take home.
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.