Fundraising for the future at Winchester City Mill

For centuries City Mill, the oldest working water mill in Britain, has been an integral part of Winchester’s heritage. Now, following serious flooding in 2013 and 2014, the Mill is at risk of closure. We need to raise £125,000 to begin essential repair work to the damaged structural beams. We’re determined to protect the Mill and safeguard its future, but the only way we can achieve our goal is with your help.

Winchester City Mill and bridge
Save Winchester City Mill
The basement spaces at Winchester City Mill post flood damage

Help us save the Mill 

Winchester is at risk of losing one of its most historic properties. Find out about the flood damage that the Mill sustained, the repair work that we must undertake as soon as possible and how you can get involved in saving this much-loved landmark.

Thank you

Donate

You can donate online or call us on 01962 870057. We’d also love to see you in person; stop by the mill any time or join us for our fundraising events.

Make your mark on another millenium
" 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."
- Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General
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It's not just humans who want to save the Mill

In 1994, three otters were reintroduced to the River Itchen. Since then, these rare and elusive creatures have thrived. The otters’ adventures are captured by our motion activated cameras as they emerge from under the Mill. Otters are so often spotted at City Mill that our footage has regularly featured on nature programmes such as Springwatch and Countryfile. It’s vitally important that this project continues.

Children watching a demonstration of milling techniques at Winchester City Mill
Thank you

Donate

You can donate online or call us on 01962 870057. We’d also love to see you in person; stop by the mill any time or join us for our fundraising events.