Medmerry Mill


Title: Medmerry Mill
Description: Built on the site of a 17th century mill, the current structure is built of local red brick. Restored in 1961, the mill stands as a reminder of the generations of Selsey millers.

Address: West Sands Caravan Park, Mill Lane, Selsey, West Sussex
Post Code: PO20 9BH

Further Information:
Although the current mill was only built in 1820, there has been a mill in Selsey since the 17th century - previous mills would have been constructed of timber and will have had a tidal pool.

The mill which can be seen today, is built of local red brick, topped with a bee-hive cap and is the only one of its kind in Sussex today. It was built to grind wheat (the last was milled in 1910) but by 1827 it was also grinding salt. When the mill's working life was over in the 1920's, pepper had been ground here as well.

After it closed, the mill fell into disrepair and was pretty dilapidated by the time it was restored in 1961. Today the mill can only be viewed externally and is part of a caravan and camping site.