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Science / Lurgashall Mill

This is a working water mill in daily use for grinding grain and producing the Museums' own flour.  The large scale mechanism is built chiefly of wood and iron and is a wonderful example of early engineering showing energy conversion, power transmission and gearing.   Click here for a video clip of the mechanism in action.

Tidal Mill

If you are interested in viewing the footings of a tidal mill go to www.westsussex.gov.uk/paghamharbour

Suggested Topics

Possible links to Units 2E and 6E Forces in movement and action  
A worksheet investigates the structure of the mill power train and gearing ratios. Click to view and/or print

More Information

How the Lurgashall Mill Works A description, with diagrams, of the workings of the mill. Details