Saturday, 11 May 2013

Tide Mill

After Newhaven over the River Ouse, directly into the Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve and along an old creek to the ruins of a tide mill.

In the midst of the eighteenth century the course of the River Ouse had changed so that it emerged at Newhaven, not near Seaford as it had done before. As shingle built up to close the eastern mouth of the old river course, a tidal creek was formed.
The creek was situated in the Manor of Bishopstone, owned at that time of the Duke of Newcastle. He leased the land to three West Sussex corn merchants, who recognised the potential of the creek to drive a tidal mill. Read more about it´s history here.

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