Situated on the edge of Southampton Water beside the
New Forest, it is
one of the few tidal mills in the world still producing stone ground flour
daily, a tradition dating back 900 years.
|The millstone in the foreground would have been in use|
in the Caithness family's era.
Another local feature is the only surviving medieval toll in Hampshire (started c1418) on the causeway which runs directly past Eling Tide Mill. The mill and toll were owned by
until 1975 when ownership passed to the local Council. Winchester College
The charge to pass through the toll increased from sixpence in 1967 to 30 pence in 1988 to over £1 more recently.
The Village Bells: a sign over the bar states 'circa 1800'