Ifield

Ifield Watermill

The Ifield Water Mill is a 19th-century weatherboarded watermill located in Crawley, a town and borough in West Sussex, England. It was built on the site of an earlier, smaller flour mill, which replaced an iron forge—one of many in the Crawley area—and fell into disuse in the 1930s. After the local council acquired the land for housing development in the 1970s, it leased the mill to local enthusiasts who restored it to working order. A mill and a house on the site are listed buildings, and there is also a cottage.

Mill Pond and Water Gardens

Ifield Mill Pond consists of northern and southern ponds, as well as Bewbush Water Gardens, an area of semi-formal ponds and natural plantings.

An area of special importance for nature conservation has been identified here. 

Getting there

Ifield Mill Pond is located between Ifield West, Bewbush, and Gossops Green. 

What to see

Plants
  • Greater reedmace
  • True bulrush
  • Yellow iris 
  • Water mint 
  • Amphibious bistort
Animals
  • Frogs, toads and newts 
  • Damselflies 
  • Coot
  • Moorhen
  • Mallard
  • Mute swan
  • Great crested grebe
  • Reed bunting
  • Grey wagtail
  • Kingfisher
  • Heron
  • Water rail
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