Burton Mill, Petworth, West Sussex

Hydro power generation was re-started in March 2017. Click the hydro power tab for more detail.

The present Mill building dates from around 1790, although mills and forges have exploited the spring water from the Downs for at least 800 years.

Burton Mill, West Sussex

Grain bins in loft

The present layout of the bins dates from the 1930s though much older machinery can be seen.


New acquisition...

A Roller Mill is being acquired from a another local mill. This is a fine example of an early 1900s mill with cast iron rollers. Once connected to the line shaft at Burton Mill it will be used to coarsely grind or crack the wheat prior to final grinding by the mill stones.