Union Mill The Union Mill Cranbrook
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Windmills to Visit in Kent

Here are 10 windmills in Kent which are regularly open to the public, 7 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
Wikipedia

Meopham
Smock mill built 1821
Wikipedia

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
Wikipedia

Wittersham
Post mill built c1781
Wikipedia

Woodchurch
Smock mill built 1820
Website


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


Watermills to Visit in Kent

<< Swanton Mill, Mersham

 

 

 

Crabble Mill, Dover >>
Built 1812
Website


Visit our 360º Interactive Virtual Tour.
Courtesy of PanoramaStudio.co.uk
Cranbrook Union Windmill: Virtual Tour


BOOKS about Mills and Milling

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

Shire Books have four 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

Kent Mills - gives more information on contact details and opening times

The Mills Archive has nearly 400 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


Why not combine a mill visit with one to Cranbrook Museum

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