Watercolour of Wicor Mill, Portchester by Martin Snape
Watercolour of Wicor Mill, Portchester by Martin Snape

Watercolour of Wicor Mill, Portchester by Martin Snape

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Martin Snape (1852-1930)
Wicor Mill, Portchester, Fareham

watercolour, signed

Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 62.3 x 49.6 cm

Nothing today remains of this hexagonal windmill which stood at the end of Wicor Mill Lane.

An advert in the Hampshire Telegraph on 17 Jan 1857, when the mill was sold at auction, states:

"Wicor Mill", Mill-House, Store, Piggeries, and Gardens...The Mill is fitted with 2 pair of stones, gear, and bins, at present in full working order, the house is a most substantial structure, containing two parlours, kitchen and dairy, on the ground floor, four bedrooms and one dressing room on the first floor, walled flower garden in front, kitchen garden behind. The whole property possessing the very desirable advantage of a water frontage, a commanding view of Portsmouth Harbour, and a close proximity to the London and South-Western Railway.