Conservation in action at Winchester City Mill
For centuries, City Mill has been an integral part of Winchester’s heritage. From its early Anglo Saxon origins to the present day, it has withstood the demands of time. During the heavy floods over the winter of 2013/14, the Mill suffered huge damage with much of the building inundated by the main flow of the river. The sheer weight of water posed a real threat of carrying the building’s walls away.
In 2017 we embarked on a fundraising campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our visitors and the local community we’re now able to begin the vital repairs needed to save this much-loved building. Read on to find out about changes to your visit, and a rare opportunity to watch conservation in action.
Thanks a Mill-ion
Thank you to everyone who helped save Winchester City Mill; we've been overwhelmed by your support. You came to the rescue in your droves; buying raffle tickets, giving donations, supporting our Millathon and duck race and hosting your own fundraising events to raise money for us. Because of you, we are now able to safeguard the survival of Winchester City Mill for generations to come.
" Winchester City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the country, one of Winchester’s much-loved historic treasures and our visitors love to see it in action. It is only with your support that we can keep the Mill open to visitors in the future, to tell its story for the next generation."