Union Mill Union Mill, Cranbrook
Registered charity no.1031879

Windmills to Visit in Kent

Here are 10 windmills in Kent which are regularly open to the public, 8 of them maintained by Kent County Council. A leaflet giving opening times and contact details for these mills (and others) can be found HERE

Chillenden
Chillenden
Post mill built 1868
Website

Herne
Smock mill built 1789
Website

Margate
Drapers Mill

Smock mill built 1845
Website

Meopham
Smock mill built 1821
Meopham Parish Website

Sandwich - White Mill
Smock mill built c1760
Website

Sarre
Smock mill built 1820
Wikipedia

Stelling Minnis
Davison's Mill

Smock mill built 1866 Wikipedia
Willesborough
Willesborough, Ashford
Smock Mill built 1869
Website

Wittersham
Post mill built c1781
Wikipedia

Woodchurch
Smock mill built 1820
Website


Kent Windmills
Kent County Council own and maintain eight windmills in the county and have now produced an "Educational Pack" which can be downloaded from HERE


Watermills in Kent

Crabble Mill, Dover

<<- Crabble Mill, Dover
Built 1812
Website

 

Swanton Mill, Mersham ->>
NOT open to the Public
(Privately Owned)
Wikipedia

Swanton Mill, Mersham


BOOKS about Mills and Milling

New Books: A huge selection of around 400 books are available from the Mills Archive Bookshop.

Shire Books have books at reasonable prices by Martin Watts, a miller and millwright; you can find out more about them HERE

Second-hand but worth looking for:
Windmills in England and A Source Book of Windmills and Watermills by Rex Wailes

Windmill World has an extensive list of Windmill books, both in and out of print.


MORE Links to Related Sites

The Mills Archive has over 600 items relating to the Union Mill at Cranbrook; an index of their holdings is HERE
There is a lot more detailed historical information about mills in Kent to be found in articles onder the heading Kent Millers' Tales.

Mills Section of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

Windmills on Wikipedia - history, evolution, types of mill, and machinery - with lots more links
Wikipedia also lists Windmills in Kent and includes some which have been converted to houses and some where only part of the mill building has survived.

Windmill World - Windmills (and watermills) from all over


Wheels of Time BadgeWhy not combine a visit to the mill visit with one to Cranbrook Museum, also a member of the Wheels of Time scheme, and only a short walk away. Another member nearby, about a mile from Headcorn, is the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum..

For lots of other interesting places to visit in Kent, try the Visit Kent website.