Baylham Mill Sluice Gates Restoration

In 2013 the Onians Trust asked us to restore the sluice structure next to Baylham Mill. These sluice gates were originally used by the miller to control the flow of water in three different directions – through the lock, down the old river course or through the mill to drive the mill stones. We used green oak from Glemham which was felled, cut and formed on the farm and then transported to Baylham. The old timbers were removed and then the new installed. The original winding gear was found in the mud below the old gates and we cleaned them up, painted and replaced them on the new timbers. Although 200 years old they are as good now as the day they were made.