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Hurston Mill is not open to the public.

Hurston Mill has been the site of a watermill since 1042 and subsequently listed in the Domesday Book.

It is situated on the River Stor (shown in flood below). This is a chalk stream running from the South Downs through Storrington to the Arun, West Sussex. The watermill had 2 overshot wheels each with 2 sets of millstones.

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It was used for grinding corn up until 1899, and in its remaining years only used for animal feed. It had cast iron troughs and penstocks of which some evidence remains. On site was a malthouse, bolting works, blacksmith’s shop and granary.

It fell into disrepair at the turn of the 19th C and got demolished in 1911.


One of the millstones is retained and now adorns the outside of Hurston Mill which was built in the late 1970’s on the footprint of the previous millers cottage. Nothing now remains of the mill mechanism; only the mill pond, retaining wall, wheel pit and tail races which are still clearly visible.

One of the millstones is retained and now adorns the outside of Hurston Mill which was built in the late 1970’s on the footprint of the previous millers cottage.

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