Eling Tide Mill, situated on an artificial causeway in Eling in Hampshire, England, is one of only two remaining operating tide mills in the United Kingdom. The other is Woodbridge Tide Mill in Suffolk. Whilst a mill is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, there is no evidence that there is any connection to the present mill. The current mill was rebuilt roughly two hundred years ago after storm damage in the 1770s. Eling Tide Mill is the focal point of The Eling Tide Mill Experience, created in 2009 when the tide mill, nearby Totton & Eling Heritage Centre, and the outdoor walks at Goatee Beach and Bartley Water came under the same management and marketing. It is a Grade II* listed building.
The tide mill has a pair of independent waterwheels designed to drive two sets of millstones each. One wheel and its associated millstones have been restored to operating condition and produces flour for sale. The other has been cosmetically restored as a static exhibit. The running wheel and its milling and other mechanisms are encased for safety of the miller and visitors, while the static wheel is immobile and kept that way to show visitors the detail that is obscured by the running mechanism's safety enclosures. The mill can be productive for between five and seven hours each day.
Anthony Downey | Jan 29, 2018
Pretty interesting area! The area has a nice board walk with very picturesque views. Sitting down isnt an issue either, there are many seats that you can take to your advantage. I have also seen many dogs repeatedly being walked around the area, so i can only imagine its great for dog walks. I have been in the mill myself, the process of bread making was fascinating, especially from a little kids point of view. If you want a trip in the near future! This place is for you.
Lois D. Schultz | Jan 3, 2018
Something different. It's very picturesque at high tide and everything is well laid out. The surrounding area is also very attractive, with many small boats moored nearby. Worth a visit.
Sally Dales | Jan 12, 2018
Just walked the board walk for the first time since work was completed at Eling. What a beautiful job has been done to the area. Congratulations. A very enjoyable walk.
Ian Chamberlain | Feb 6, 2018
LI began work there as part of the refurbishment team.The main build to the new snack bar and educatilon centre was due to be completed 22 weeks after the commencement of work mid may 2017.I left to go on holiday end of october after being told the project would end xmas 2017.Please note a seperate company are due to complete the fit out to the snack bar and education centre,furniture, displays etc.There are delays and i left because i couldn't see the end and didn't want to miss out on my 2wks "summer" holiday.It will open im sure.Not sure when.I worked at what will be the new education centre and snack bar.I fear the mill itself may take longer to complete.
Lauren Harris | Jan 8, 2018
A gentle interesting place full of history and great views. Cant wait for the museum part to reopen after its refurbishment
Garth Gargano | May 1, 2018
Interesting place of local historical interest. Worth a visit.
Jenny Garrad | Apr 21, 2018
Very interesting place to visit and very helpful staff/volunteers
Gill P | May 12, 2018
Great place for kids to run around. Recently had a refurbishment. Public toilets are available. Go through the cemetery and out the other side for a lovely walk. Try and ignore the containers.
Geoff Permain | May 21, 2018
Great working tide mill, with shop, discovery room and cafe. Well worth a visit to this hidden gem.
Steve Robson | Jun 12, 2018
Museum a must see and coffee shop across the road is good value
Adrian Cox | Jun 17, 2018
A wonderful little Museum for those with a love of history, where this tide mill is partially restored to be working and producing flour, from its origins back as far as the 1700's if not before. Well worth a look. Leading up to it beware of the disappearing road signs from the A326, that said there is a great car park just before you enter the cemetery and lovely walk across the bridge. Also be careful of the traffic which uses the narrow Toll Bridge. Lovely spot to view the boats associated with the Eling Sailing Club ( Which occupies the other section of the Mill as its Club House) as well as the tranquil milll pond and its restored path alongside.
Tam Mullock | Jul 3, 2018
Great place to walk around and some good pubs that are dog friendly
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