Bursledon Windmill has been a landmark in the village for more than 200 years. It is the only working windmill in the country with fully wooden machinery.
Built in 1813 by the then miller, Phoebe Langtry, it replaced an earlier post mill. Phoebe was granted a mortgage of £800 (worth considerably more today) which ensured that the windmill could be built, and then used for the good of the community. Bursledon Windmill continued to grind grain until 1885 when the last miller, George Gosling, was finally defeated by a nearby factory and mechanisation. (A housing development close by bears the Gosling name.)
Over the years the windmill fell into disrepair until it was salvaged by Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s it was renovated and restored to full working order.
As well as receiving contributions from visitors, Bursledon Windmill is funded by Bursledon Parsh Council, Eastleigh Borough Council and Hampshire County Council. It is supported and maintained by Hampshire Cultural Trust.