Visit to Winchester and Whitchurch Silk Mill

Date/Time
Date(s) - 25 March, 2014
All Day

View of Winchester City Mill beyond the Soke Bridge, the mill was built in 1744 using some C14th materials from a previous structure.

View of Winchester City Mill beyond the Soke Bridge, the mill was built in 1744 using some C14th materials from a previous structure. ©National Trust Images/John Hannavy

We first stop in Winchester where members can visit the Town Mill (NT) or look around the Cathedral and Great Hall and see the Round Table and have lunch.

Then we travel on to Whitchurch Silk Mill for a guided tour at 2pm. We will hear about the people who worked there and see the various stages of silk production. The water mill is attractively situated on the River Test, and is the oldest working silk mill in Britain. It dates from 1800 and began silk production in 1815. There is a tearoom and shop.
The mill has been made as accessible as possible, with a stair lift to the first floor, but there are steep stairs (with handrail) to the second floor.

Please remember your NT membership card if you intend to visit the Town Mill in Winchester.

Departure:
A. Lanehouse Rocks Road (St Edmund’s Church) 8.30am
B. St Nicholas Church 8.30am
C. Spa Hotel, Dorchester Road 8.40am
D. Dorchester Market Car Park 9.00am

Cost: Members £27 Non-members £29

BOOKING REQUIRED – Please email info@southdorsetnt.org.uk if you would like to book.

Location
Winchester Town Mill
Bridge Street
Winchester
SO23 0EJ

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