There have been numerous mills in Southampton but most today have either vanished or become non-functional. Sites are grouped by type of mill.

Fulling:

  • A fulling mill, site and power source unknown, is recorded in the Town Leet records of 1594.

Tidal:

Unknown:

Water:

Windmills:

  • A windmill is recorded on the bulwarks, near modern-day Canute Road, in 1620.
  • From c.1700 to c.1805 a windmill was situated on Castle Hill.
  • There are 13th and 14th century references to two windmills in Fulflood, an area on the western shore north of the Bargate. They were perhaps situated on the north side of Canshut Lane (modern-day Regent Street).

Further reading:

The Old Mills of Southampton, by R. A. Pelham. (HS/p)


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