Ashlett shown within Hampshire
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Ashlett is a small settlement in Hampshire, England. It is at the end of Ashlett Creek a tidal inlet of Southampton Water. Ashlett is known for having a well preserved tidal mill (currently a sailing club clubhouse), which is next to a free slipway and landing stage. Although the creek is only accessible at high tide the historic mill and free landing stage make it a popular destination for dinghy sailors from around Southampton Water.
Ashlett is a natural creek, located down a lane leading from the village of Fawley. At the beginning of the 20th century ships of 100, or even 150 tons, were brought up here at high tide, and unloaded at Victoria Quay. It was used extensively to bring in construction materials when the first refinery was built at Fawley in the 1920s.
There is a pub at Ashlett called the Jolly Sailor.
Ashlett Mill is a brick building with a tiled mansard roof. It was built in 1816, replacing an earlier mill. It now serves as a meeting and club house of the Waterside Sports and Social Club and the Ashlett Sailing Club.
- Victoria County History, (1912), A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 5, Fawley
- Ashlett Mill and Creek Historical Note, Ashlett Sailing Club
- Hampshire Treasures, Volume 5 (New Forest), Page 125
- "Containing areas from mapit.mysociety.org". 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
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