Cams Mill was one of the area's few tidal mills, taking water from Fareham Creek at high tide and storing it in a large mill pond behind the viaduct. The Mill was situated near the present day A27 just before the railway viaduct at the Delmé roundabout. The exact position is marked by a memorial stone which records the demolition of the mill in 1919. Valentine Garland (1884-1903) is thought to have been from the Winchester area and exhibited at the Royal Academy. He is better known for painting animals. The picture of Cams Mill was painted around 1900, towards the end of his short life.
Oils on canvas
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