This museum is a tremendous day out - I haven't been for many years, but was a regular visitor during the 1980s.
This watermill came from Lurgashall, Sussex and is for grinding corn for flour and animal feed. The oldest parts of the building may date from the 17th century, but many changes were made to the machinery and the building during its working life, which lasted until the 1930s.
The overshot waterwheel provides power for two pairs of millstones, a grain cleaner and a sack hoist.
Here is a photo of the side of the building, illustrating the difference in height between the water reservoir and the outfall from the wheel.
Scanned 35mm slides
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