St Cross Mill, St Cross Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight


St Cross Mill is an almost complete survival of an early 19th Century mill, with some late 19th Century machinery.  There are thought to be earlier remains of a previous monastic mill at basement level.

The buildings have immense character and charm.  The main mill building is of red brick with a steeply pitched roof.  Adjoining it is a single storey wing which has been altered but appears to be a portion of an earlier mill.   Inside, the remaining machinery includes an iron breast shot wheel though without its paddles and a great spun wheel.

The condition of the buildings is reported as poor due to the lack of maintenance which could lead to the loss of significant historic fabric.  A comprehensive scheme is needed to make the necessary repairs and move towards finding a more permanent solution to the current issues. There are no current applications for planning permission or listed building consent.  While clearly involving extensive work, it is possible that a residential scheme could create a really exceptional building whilst preserving the history of this fascinating site.

For sale via Gully Howard  Unconditional offers are invited for around £125,000.