Alverstone Watermill

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Alverstone watermill - 1898 map
Alverstone watermill - 1898 map

Alverstone Watermill, in the Parish of Brading, sits on the east River Yar. The Mill house has now been converted into a private residence.

  • 1863 - Mr. Horlock[1]
  • 1898 - Harry Guy, miller (water)[2]
  • 1911,1927 & 1935 - Harry Guy & Son, millers (water & Steam)[3]
  • 1951 - Leigh Thomas & Co. Ltd., millers[4]

From the 1930's to the 1980's, the mill was used as a tea garden and the mill pond used for boating etc.

"Alverstone Mill. The original Tea Gardens in the Village. Large and small parties catered for. Putting Green, Boating, Fishing, Swings, Chocolates, Cigarettes, etc. L. C. Guy, Proprietor."[5]

Boating on Alverstone Mill Pond
Boating on Alverstone Mill Pond

Later the mill pond was partially filled in.

Alverstone Mill Pond
Reduced size of Alverstone mill pond (2021)

The sluice gates have been removed although the lift gear is still in place (2021).

Alverstone Mill sluice (2021)
Alverstone Mill sluice (2021)
  1. Isle of Wight Observer - 4 April 1863 - Sale of items at Alverstone Mill, the property of the late Mr. Horlock.
  2. 1898 Kelly's Isle of Wight directory
  3. 1911, 1927 and 1935 Kelly's Isle of Wight directories
  4. 1951 Kelly's Ryde directory
  5. Russell's 'Walks & Rambles in the Isle of Wight', 1932