What is Coultershaw?

Coultershaw is located in the South Downs National Park, with a waterwheel, historic waterpump, a state-of-the-art 21st century water turbine, and historic buildings around the mill pond. There’s lots to do:
  • Watch the waterwheel power an 18th century beam pump to produce an impressive fountain.
  • Learn how the pump was installed in 1782 to pump water to Petworth House and town, 1½ miles to the north.
  • See the 21st century Archimedes screw turbine using water to generate electricity– the only one on public view in the South East.
  • Try pumping water with the hand pumps in the Engine House.
  • Families can learn about the site and its nature by taking the Doris Duck Detective Trail
  • Walk around the mill pond at the Scheduled Ancient Monument to see the canal warehouses and stables.
  • Experience the wide variety of wildlife and you may see fish climbing the fish ladder!

Our site guide book is currently being updated. The 2015 guide book is available to view here

Coultershaw Heritage Site Video Tour

Coultershaw’s North Warehouse is available for group hire.

Details and hire charges

Coultershaw North Warehouse

Hands-on is very good; I loved the hand pumps and tried them all