Pevensey Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Scotney Castle & Garden, Kent, South-East England
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Mills of West Sussex

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  • Cobb's Watermill, Hurstpierpoint

    Cobb's Watermill, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, South-East England

    Watermill

    Cobb's Mill is a watermill in West Sussex, England.

    South-East England - West Sussex, nr Hurstpierpoint

    Cobb's Mill is a watermill in West Sussex, England.

    The original mill from the the early 18th century was partially rebuilt in 1869 and ceased work in 1966. It has been recently restored and is fully operational. It has an iron overshot wheel and is fed by twin pipes onto the wheel.

    (National Mills Weekend 2019: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May)
    (Please, always check if the mill is open to the public before your visit.)


  • Halnaker Windmill

    Halnaker Windmill, West Sussex, South-East England

    Windmill

    Halnaker Windmill is a tower mill which stands on Halnaker Hill, northeast of Chichester, Sussex, England.

    South-East England - West Sussex, nr Chichester

    Halnaker Windmill is a tower mill which stands on Halnaker Hill, northeast of Chichester, Sussex, England.

    The Mill is reached by a public footpath from the north end of Halnaker, where a track follows the line of Stane Street, before turning west to the hilltop. There is no machinery in the brick tower, which can be used for shelter.

    Halnaker Mill is a four-storey tower mill with a sixteen sided beehive cap. The mill was originally hand-wound, and later fitted with a fantail, which was not replicated when the mill was restored. The four common sails were, originally, carried on a wooden windshaft, which was damaged by the 1905 lightning strike. A cast-iron windshaft and wooden brake wheel from a wind sawmill at Punnetts Town were fitted. The windshaft is cast in two pieces, bolted together and was too short for Halnaker Mill. Neve's inserted a spacer to lengthen it. The mill worked two pairs of overdrift millstones. .. more

    (National Mills Weekend 2019: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May)
    (Please, always check if the mill is open to the public before your visit.)

     


  • High Salvington Windmill

    High Salvington Windmill, West Sussex, South-East England

    Windmill

    er. The mill stands 320 feet (98 m) above sea level, and is able to take advantage of incoming sea winds.

    The earliest mention of a mill is in church records, which indicate that the miller was fined in 1615. Budgen's 1724 map showed a mill on this site. The current mill was built around 1750 and was, apparently, insured against fire in 1774. The windmill ground flour for the Worthing area until 1897 when it was purchased by Colonel T F Wisden. A condition of sale was that the mill had to be kept in working order. It was retired to a role of grinding animal feed until 1905. During much of the 20th century, the mill was neglected, although, in 1907, the wooden roundhouse was replaced with a concrete structure used as a tea-room. In 1959, the mill was taken into the care of Worthing Borough Council. Messrs E Hole and Son, millwrights of Burgess Hill, renovated the mill in 1961 and fitted a new pair of stocks and four new sails. In March 1976, one of the sails was broken off in a gale, and the other three were removed. An inspection of the mill revealed she was not in good repair. Worthing Town Council set up a restoration project.#more The roundhouse was rebuilt to better replicate the original in 1990, and the restored mill began grinding again in 1991. A granary, rescued from East Grinstead, was re-erected at the mill in 1994. In 1998, it was discovered that one of the stocks was split. A new stock was made from laminated larch, and the sails were refitted.

    South-East England - West Sussex

    Durrington or High Salvington Windmill is a Grade-II-listed post mill in High Salvington, Sussex, that has been restored and is in full working order. The mill stands 320 feet (98 m) above sea level, and is able to take advantage of incoming sea winds.

    The earliest mention of a mill is in church records, which indicate that the miller was fined in 1615. Budgen's 1724 map showed a mill on this site. The current mill was built around 1750 and was, apparently, insured against fire in 1774. The windmill ground flour for the Worthing area until 1897 when it was purchased by Colonel T F Wisden. A condition of sale was that the mill had to be kept in working order. It was retired to a role of grinding animal feed until 1905. During much of the 20th century, the mill was neglected, although, in 1907, the wooden roundhouse was replaced with a concrete structure used as a tea-room. In 1959, the mill was taken into the care of Worthing Borough Council. Messrs E Hole and Son, millwrights of Burgess Hill, renovated the mill in 1961 and fitted a new pair of stocks and four new sails. In March 1976, one of the sails was broken off in a gale, and the other three were removed. An inspection of the mill revealed she was not in good repair. Worthing Town Council set up a restoration project. .. more

    (National Mills Weekend 2019: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May)
    (Please, always check if the mill is open to the public before your visit.)

     


  • Ifield Watermill, Crawley

    Ifield Watermill, Crawley, West Sussex, South-East England

    Watermill

    Ifield Watermill is a 19th-century weatherboarded watermill in the Ifield neighbourhood of Crawley, a town and borough in West Sussex, England.

    South-East England - West Sussex

    Ifield Watermill is a 19th-century weatherboarded watermill in the Ifield neighbourhood of Crawley, a town and borough in West Sussex, England.

    The mill, a 4-storey corn mill, built on the site of an earlier, smaller flour mill, which itself replaced an iron forge — one of many in the Crawley area — fell into disuse in the 1930s. The local council, which acquired the land for housing development in the 1970s, leased the mill to local enthusiasts, who restored it to working order. The mill and an associated house are listed buildings, and there is also a cottage (not listed) on the site.

    (National Mills Weekend 2019: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May)
    (Please, always check if the mill is open to the public before your visit.)

     


  • Jill Windmill - (Jack and Jill Windmills), Clayton

    Jill Windmill, Clayton, West Sussex, South-East England

    Windmill

    The Clayton Windmills, known locally as Jack and Jill, stand on the South Downs above the village of Clayton, West Sussex, England.

    South-East England - West Sussex, Clayton

    The Clayton Windmills, known locally as Jack and Jill, stand on the South Downs above the village of Clayton, West Sussex, England.

    They comprise a post mill and a tower mill, and the roundhouse of a former post mill. All three are Grade-II-listed buildings.

    The windmills stand atop the scenic South Downs, with spectacular views of the Sussex Weald. They are seven miles north of the City of Brighton and Hove. As well as Jack and Jill, the roundhouse of Duncton Mill survives, located a short distance east of Jack.

    The mills are easily accessible by road at the end of Mill Lane from the A273 road where it crosses the South Downs. There is ample free parking in the car park beside the mills.

    Jill Windmill has been fully restored.

    (National Mills Weekend 2019: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May)
    (Please, always check if the mill is open to the public before your visit.)