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Winchester City Mill - The National Trust

In 2004 The National Trust commissioned ICR to complete an in-depth condition survey and engineering assessment of the mill machinery. This work informed the long-term operational strategy and was robust enough to support the Trust’s educational and interpretation aspirations. 

Following this strategic review ICR were contracted to carry out an extensive programme of works which resulted in City Mill returning to full operational use in 2005

ICR continues to provide engineering and conservation support to the National Trust at City Mill and have in recent years manufactured and installed a new water wheel, main sluice gates, new stones and re-cogged the spur and pitwheels. During 2010 ICR contracted to rationalise the internal waterwheel visitor experience by designing and installing enhanced access solutions. This involved opening up the waterwheel and machinery spaces by redesigning the safety barriers and relocating the viewing platforms and footbridge

Client Testimonial


 Re-cogging of spurwheel  New spurwheel cogs
 Original axle tree and spiders  New oak shroud felloes
 Installing the new wheel  Detail of shroud starts and pegs
Shroud fishplates  Installing wheel float boards 
New stone nut spindle component  New composite stones 
Replacement oak sectional sluice gate  Fully restored operating mechanisms and framework 


 ICR was commissioned to undertake the design and manufacture of a replacement bypass sluice gate.

About Us

Ian Clark Restoration

Award winning and accredited conservation company

Flexible and uniquely structured combining heritage engineering with industrial and architectural conservation

30 years experience of industrial, maritime and architectural metal conservation

Practical collection care and industrial heritage consultancy


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