Harnham Old Mill
Harnham Mill is an interesting building dating in part from the early thirteenth century, as a plaque that used to be on the wall explained:
This building dates back to 1135.
It was converted in 1550 to Wiltshireʼs first paper mill when the river was diverted to its present course under the building prior to 1550. It was used for ecclesiastical purposes, and it is believed that muniments from Sarum were stored here during the building of the new cathedral.
Harnham Mill is built from Chilmark stone, bridging the River Nadder by three branches (Mill Race - Eel Stage - Head Race Vent). A string of mounding runs across the front and around the end of the buildingʼs facade (above the windows and doorways). This is dated around 1200.
The quatrefoil windows in the end walls are circa 1250, with the upper storey brickwork dating from 1559.
It is now a pub/hotel, and very good it was too, the one time I went there.