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Preserving the Fabric at Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill is a Grade II* listed textile watermill built in 1813-1815 on the River Test in the small Hampshire town of Whitchurch. Operating as a working museum, it is the oldest working silk mill in the UK still in its original building. The Preserving the Fabric project has regenerated the site, ensuring that traditional silk weaving continues and that heritage skills are passed on, whilst responding sensitively to the conservation requirements of its industrial and natural heritage.


Creative Good has been providing design and interpretation consultancy services to the project since early 2016, helping to secure an HLF Second Round pass and to deliver the project thereafter. Following a year of closure to enable extensive conservation, extension and refurbishment works, the Mill reopened last month. Follow the links below to find out more.

whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

bbc.co.uk

basingstokegazette.co.uk