Lurgashall Mill was built in the 17th century at Lurgashall a village about four miles north of Petworth, from local stone. It used water from several streams which eventually flow into the River Rother near Halfway Bridge. The mill had been rebuilt and modified at least once in its working life. The machinery mostly dates from the 19th century. The mill served not only the village and its locality, but also the residents of Petworth House and Park (the Leconfield Estate), and at one time it had two waterwheels, each driving independent sets of machinery. One set survives. There were two sets of grindstones to each waterwheel. It was moved to the Weald and Downland Museum to preserve it.
VISITING, DIRECTIONS, PRODUCE, CATERING, AND ACCOMMODATION
Directions: The Museum is situated 7 miles north of Chichester, West Sussex on the A286. See map: Google Maps
Opening Hours: All year, see the website for details.
Access: Disabled access to ground floor only.
Museum shop and mill sell stoneground flour.
Wholesale/Trade: The Museum’s mill is one of the few working watermills in Britain which also sells stoneground wholemeal flour, now much in demand by discerning bakers in business and at home.
Catering : Available just over the millpond in the Museum Tearoom.