Whitchurch Silk Mill is a watermill on the River Test, located in the town of Whitchurch, Hampshire, England. The mill was constructed in 1815 on a plot of land called Frog Island. The mill is probably on the same site as one of the four mills recorded in the Domesday Book. Originally it was a fulling mill (part of the finishing process of cloth weaving). Some years later, during the 1830s, it was bought by the Hide family who changed its operation to weave silk.
In December 2012, the Trustees recommenced silk production.
The mill is open for commissions and visitors, there is a gift shop on site.
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