Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt


Michelham Priory Watermill

Grid reference: TQ 556 093
OS sheet: 199
Postcode: BN27 3QS
Situated in Upper Dicker. Follow brown signs to Michelham Priory from A22 at Golden Cross or A27 from Alfriston roundabout.

The 3-storey timber framed building dates from the 15th century, but has been rebuilt several times, using much of the original material. In 1896 an iron waterwheel was added, but in 1924 milling ceased and the machinery was removed. The mill was restored in 1971 with rescued machinery and a wooden waterwheel, but this was replaced with a new cast iron one in the 1990s thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Milling subject to availability of volunteers and water!

Opening times 2017
Priory open 11th February to 17th December daily,
10.30-17.00 (11.00 -16.00 in February, November and December).  Parties by prior arrangement.
Mill open from 14.00 - 16.00 daily, March -October (also see web site).  

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday 13th May & Sunday, 14th May, 12.00-15.00. On Saturday there will be a talk in our Tudor Great Barn around the engineering theme. On Sunday, there will be childrens' activities. See web site for more details. There should be cakes and bread to purchase, made with Michelham flour, subject to water availability to power the mill and volunteers.

Tel. 01323 844224.


Web site