French Watermill, Sandford

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French Mill, Sandown - 1896 map
French Mill, Sandford - 1896 map

French Mill at Sandford, stands on a tributary of the eastern River Yar by the side of the Godshill/Shanklin road. A mill was recorded at Sandford in 1086, this could possible be French Mill.[1]

The mill was put on sale in 1853:

"French Mill, in the Parish of Godshill, a neat small Corn Mill, with Substantial Dwelling-house, Garden, and 7 Acres of Land - Mr. Mark Morgan, Newport."[2]

Mr. Harry Guy was at the mill in the late 1800's before moving to Alverstone Mill.[3]

The stone build mill and granary have been converted into a private residence.

  1. A History of the County of Hampshire : Godshill -
  2. Hampshire Chronicle - 13 August 1853, page 5
  3. IWCP 9 June 1934 - Obituary for Harry Guy