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We are a group based in Hampshire, England, interested in mills of all types - watermills, windmills, tide mills - with many members who own mills and welcome the opportunity to share their enthusiasm.

Some of us are actively involved in the restoration work on mills and their machinery, sluices, waterwheels, turbines and watercourses.  We advise mill owners on repair and conservation and lend a hand when needed. 

Others research the various aspects of milling and mill history and survey buildings.  Very often, we are able to supply historical details and copies of old photographs.  We are frequently consulted about planning applications involving change in mills and mill sites.  We are closely involved with the Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society and the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).

We are a friendly group and  meet four times a year in a variety of Hampshire mills.  A quarterly newsletter is circulated to all members and we are now adding it to this website.  The newsletters contain an eclectic mix of news of our activities, articles on mills and milling, reports on visits, poems, recipes and much more ....

We would be delighted to have you join us and get involved in all our activities.

 

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newsletters

 

The newsletter for Summer 2019 has been added.
 

No 125 Sum 19

Eureka stye grain cleaners

Dewlish Mill, Dorset

Bere Mill

Leonardo da Vinci
Multiple Cylinder Watermill

 

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mills open to the public

With over 240 watermills and 100 windmill sites Hampshire holds a wealth of history.   Keeping records up to date is a continuous task.  Our millennium project was to compile a complete photographic record of all extant Hampshire Mills.  We link here to some of the mills that are open to the public.

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RECENTLY UPDATED ON THE SITE !

The Summer 2019 newsletter has been added.

We are delighted to now offer on this site a collection of books by HMG member Nigel Harris, covering Mills and Milling generally.
 

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mills books

 

The Mills and Millers of Hampshire

A series of three volumes covering the county, the books will be of interest to all - mill enthusiasts, family history researchers and people touring the county.

All three volumes now available from this website, with attractive discounts for multiple purchases.....

   

Volume 1 - central Hampshire, with 72 mills, 500 millers and 160 full colour A5 pages .

Volume 2 covering the west of Hampshire has 240 A5 full colour pages covering 96 mills and over 900 millers, with photos, maps and diagrams. 

The third volume covers the north and eastern area.  The book has details of fifty six mills, and over 650 millers are identified and 300 research references are listed in its 172 full colour A5 pages.

For more details and to buy click   HMG Books

 

Books on Mills and Milling by Nigel S. Harris

HMG member Nigel Harris has published a fine collection of books covering Mills and Milling more generally and these are also described and offered for sale here.

 

      

For more details and to buy click   N Harris Books

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snippets
A varied collection of interesting items from the macabre to the informative!

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activity
Reports on some of the past preservation and restoration activity done by the group. 

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links
Individual mill sites, other mill groups, national mills and industrial archaeology organisations are referenced here.

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