The Tidemills at Bishopstone

Between Newhaven And Seaford on the south coast of England, Tidemills and its History.

FRIENDS OF TIDEMILLS have their own website here

What is it?




 An area of vegetated shingle beach , wetlands and creeks, the remains and ruins of an C18 village and Tide Mill and more recent remains such as the Chailey Heritage Marine Hospital and Nurses Home (1920s) , Royal Naval Air Station (WW1) for seaplanes , Marconi radio station (1904) and an assortment of other structures built in between. The area is an important area for birds, lying next to the Ouse Estuary reserve but having tidal waters in the old mill creek and mill ponds.

 The History of this site follows on subsequent pages

Where is it?

Between Newhaven and The Buckle at Seaford East Sussex, access and parking from the A259 at Mill Drove between Bishopstone and Newhaven.It is one of the last areas of accesible undeveloped coast in the western direction for many miles


Care about the environment?

If you want to help maintain this site for the benefit of all see the "FRIENDS of TIDEMILLS" page on the header above

The proposed plan to construct the waste water outfall pipe on East Beach/Tidemill for towing out to sea will not now happen, although planning consent was given such was the opposition to the plan the pipeline will now be built at Shoreham