Mills

Lodsworth parish at one time had three watermills and one windmill. The watermills are summarised below. The only reference to the windmill, sited just south of the A272, is in an1808 OS drawing.

BusinessLocationProprietorsSources*
Lodsbridge MillSelhamWilliam Tipper (1770-1793), Thomas Puttock (1841-1851), Edward Gadd (1851-1874), John Budd (1878-1903), James M Crass (1891), A J & Sons Blaker (1895-1903), James Morley (1907-1938)3,4,5,6,10,12
Barnetts MillSelhamPratt (1834), Richard Porter (1841), William Cooper (1851-1878)3,4,5,6
Halfway Bridge MillHalfway BridgeWilliam Andrews (1841), Thomas Elliott (1845-1858), Henry Smith (1862-1874), Arthur James & Son Blaker (1878-1909), Henry Bishop (1891), Unknown (1892-1913)4,5,6,7,17

* Sources

Halfway Bridge Mill 2Halfway Bridge Mill was a water-powered mill fed by the River Lod. A bakehouse adjoined the mill. The building was destroyed by fire in 1905.

 

Lodsbridge Mill c1910Lodsbridge Mill was a water-powered corn mill fed by the River Rother. It was still in operation in 1938.

 

 

Barnetts Mill was a water-powered corn mill, sited on the south-east boundary of the parish with at least part of the mill pond outside the parish. It ceased to operate in the late 19th or early 20th century.

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