Winchester City Mill

The Winchester City Mill is the oldest working mill in Britain in the heart of Winchester. This National Trust Property is an integral part of Winchester’s heritage and a much-loved historic treasure.

Visit the oldest working watermill in Britain, Winchester City Mill, which is situated in the heart of the city. A great day out for all ages, this National Trust Property is only a 10-minute walk from The Winchester Royal Hotel and an integral part of Winchester’s heritage and a much-loved historic treasure.

Its history goes back over a thousands of years and in the Domesday survey of 1086 a Mill was recorded to be in its exact location. The building you see today was rebuilt and extended in the late 13 Century and again by its tenant James Cooke in 1743.

City Mill has been fully restored by the National Trust and produces around 20 tonnes of stoneground wholemeal flour a year, which you can see being made at one of their milling demonstrations.

In the Domesday survey of 1086 the Mill is recorded as returning a rent of 48 shillings, making it one of the most profitable in the country at that time. The building you can see today was rebuilt and extended by its new tenant, James Cooke in 1743.

Following its use as a laundry during the First World War, the Mill was offered for sale in 1928. It was saved from demolition by a group of local benefactors who presented it to the National Trust. 

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9-minute walk from The Winchester Royal Hotel

The Winchester City Mill is only a 9-minute walk from The Winchester Royal Hotel.

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Free entry for National Trust Members

If you're a National Trust Member you can visit this great attraction for free.

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Oldest working mill in Britain

The Winchester City Mill is the oldest working mill in Britain.