Brighstone Mill

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Brighstone Mill
Brighstone Mill

The grade 2 listed Brighstone Mill (originally, Brixton Mill) is situated on an un-named watercourse which has a source above Moortown and another source above Shorwell and flows into the English Channel at Grange Chine on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight.

Brighstone Mill map
Brighstone Mill (OS 1939)

The natural stone buildings are described as either late 18th century or early 19th century. In later years the mill was used as a grist mill.

The mill pond extends to the north of the mill, alongside footpath 23 from New Road to Mill Lane.

Brighstone Mill Pond
Brighstone Mill Pond (2021)

The mill was reputed to have been powered by an Overshot wheel which was later replaced by an Armfield turbine[1]. In later years the mill was used to produce animal feed for local farms (the Fisk family were also local farmers).

Behind the mill is a brew house which has been converted into holiday accommodation.

Street Directories identify the occupants of the mill as:

  • 1859 - Woodford John L., corn miller, Brixton Mill
  • 1898 & 1911 - Fisk John Woodford, miller (water & steam), Brighstone mill
  • 1927 - Fisk & Fisher, millers (water), Brighstone mill
  1. Water & Wind Mills in --- the Isle of Wight – Southampton Uni. IAG1978