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Bursledon Windmill

Burseldon, Hampshire

Restored and working tower mill.

There has been a windmill on this site since 1766. The current mill was built in 1813. Built on the site of a post-mill, this is an example of an early tower mill, a comparatively rare structure within a county rich in water mills. Of 5 storeys, the main structure is a circular tapering brick tower.

The interior contains a full set of timber machinery virtually unaltered and of national importance, the external features (cap, sails, chain gear and timber gallery) having gone since termination of use in 1907. Restored to working order in 1991, the mill is open to the public and is managed by the Hampshire County Council Museums Service.

The mill grinds wheat to make stoneground flour, much as it did in the 19th century.

Visit this restored 'tower' mill and see and hear the machinery turning. Its wooden machinery, a direct copy of the original, is in full working order. Visitor facilities are provided in the 17th century barn. The granary, rescued from elsewhere in Hampshire, and the pond help create a countryside atmosphere.

When we visited some time back there was scaffolding around the windmill, it is possible to take a shot from behind the barn with the pond in the foreground. We have it on our list to revisit and get .


by Brendan and Ruth McCartney


Further information Grid


Bursledon Windmill, Bursledon, Hampshire

Ceremonial County: Hampshire

Grid Reference:

SU482108    OS Sheet – 196

Map Link:

Ordnance survey SU482108


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Date Updated: 04/2008

Planning Grid


Bursledon Windmill, Bursledon, Hampshire

Grid Reference:


Getting there:

Bursledon Windmill is signposted from junction 8 on the M27.
Follow the signs from the motorway to the roundabout and take first left onto the A27.

Windmill Lane is the first on the left.


Off car park


Own large car park



Things To Do, See and Photograph:

windmill, barn, other exhibits, pond, short nature trail

What to take:


Nature highlights:

Small nature trail and pond.


Windmill Lane





0845 603 5635
Gavin Bowie, Curator Tel - 02380 404999
Hampshire Museums Tel - 01962 826700

Opening times:

Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday, 10am to 4pm
(except Christmas and New Year)
School Holidays (except Christmas holiday) also open
Wednesday–Friday 11.00–16.00.

Evening visits and parties by arrangement at other times.


Adults £3, children/concessions £2
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children £6
Under 6 years free

Photo Restrictions:

None when we visited

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Date Updated: 04/2008

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