Ifield Mill was built in 1683 by Thomas Middleton. It was rebuilt in the early 19th Century as the weather boarded building that you can see today. The mill still has a working waterwheel but the building stopped being used as a corn mill in the late 1920s.
There is an impressive millpond at the site which is considered to be one of the most important wetland sites in Crawley.
The mill was bought and then restored by Crawley Borough Council in 1974. It is now operated by Crawley Museum Society and houses a local history display. The building is open on the third Sunday of the month from April to September, 2.30pm to 5pm and on National Mills Day in May each year. Entry is by donation.
For further details, contact the Museum Society on 01293 539088.
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