Lodsbridge Water Mill, Selham, West Sussex

Selham is a small village near Petworth.  Within the grounds of the mill is a 13th century earthwork Motte (defensive earthwork), which is a scheduled Ancient Monument.

The mill is shown on Inge's Series card posted in 1905. The Motte is behind the building.

Lodsbridge water mill, Selham, West Sussex

The Mill traces its origins to the Domesday Book, when the mill is recorded as yielding 10 shillings and 100 eels. It was one of ten working mills on the River Rother, which flows from Hampshire to join the River Arun near Pulborough in Sussex.  The Mill was abandoned during the early part of the 20th century and lay derelict until being purchased and renovated in 1960.

Here is another view of the mill, this time from a different angle - although the trees on the Motte help to orientate the view.  The mill wheel is visible in this shot.

Lodsbridge water mill, Selham, West Sussex

I recently saw this mill on an estate agents website up for sale - offers requested above 2 million (2005)!

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