Burton Mill will be open for Petworth Heritage Weekend: Saturday & Sunday 21-22 September 2019, 11am - 4pm
We will once again be milling flour and generating hydro power. There is also a small exhibition on the history of Burton Mill and the restoration of the machinery.
We are always pleased to welcome mill enthusiasts at other times of the year. Call Barry on 01798 667244 to arrange a visit.
The 'Bald Explorer' (Richard Vobes) visited Burton Mill and has produced a short video of the mill in action. View his YouTube video here
Our previous Open Days:
National Mills Weekend 12th May 2019
A record Mill's Day with 114 visitors. One very special visitor was Mrs Mills (pictured below), who in the late 1970s saved Burton Mill from dereliction and installed the millstones. Helped by her son William she operated the mill for about 10 years.
Heritage Open Days 16th September 2018
Our most successful open day yet with over 120 visitors. Recent dry weather prevented us running the turbine continuously but all our visitors saw some power generation and flour milling.
National Mills Weekend 13th May 2018
Over 70 visitors came to see the mill produce flour for the first time in many years. Over 30kg of flour was milled under the supervision of David Plunkett. Visitors were able to take away 500g bags of freshly ground flour. Plenty of recent rainfall allowed us to run the turbine all day - producing electricity when not grinding flour.