Hill Windmill Trust has been set up to restore the
windmill at Windmill
Hill to full working order. The windmill is an
important example of our industrial heritage, and no
attempt has been made to restore it before, hence it
is in its original state. The mill is to be restored
to its original condition, and then used as a working
Windmill partly restored
A windmill was built probably at the beginning of the
1600's to provide flour for the iron foundry workers
. The first reference to the mill was on a map of
Sussex from 1783.
Windmill head to the wind
2001, the Heritage Lottery Fund contributed £577,000
towards the restoration. "The
windmill has now been dismantled and taken to the
millwrights' for repair. Photographs of the roof
coming off are now on the
see ukvillages.co.uk's webpage on the Windmill Hill
Windmill brick base
In 1814 the old mill which was owned by John Pocock
was demolished and replaced by the current windmill
which is one of the largest post mills in Sussex, and
possibly throughout Britain.
In 1894 the sails were removed, and a steam engine was
installed by Neves of Warbleton
to provide power.
In 1913 the mill ceased to mill corn, but was left as
a landmark for shipping in the channel to use.
The Mill was bought by Paul and Bee Frost in 1993,
since then they have set up the charity to restore the
mill, and completed the first phase, which was to roof
over and scaffold the mill so that a survey of
restoration requirements can be made. Since then
the mill head has been removed, refurbished and
replaced as you can see from these photographs taken
in April 2005 by Nelson
If you would like to help in any
way, please ring Bee Frost on (01323)-833033
Windmill Trust is a Registered Charity No.
The old Bakery