Eling Creek.






Eling creek is on the edge of Southampton and the New Forest down on the creek time stands still. The Tidal Mill at Eling is the only original tide mill in the country that is still open and working. The mill dates back to the 11th century but the current mill is a much newer being built in the late 18th century. The Domesday Book (1086) mentions a mill at Eling although it has been said the Romans had a mill here in the 3rd century AD. Running a pair of water wheels the mill was capable of grinding up to 4 tonnes of flour per day.




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