Other English windmills to visit

This list covers cornmills only, not watermills or windpumps.
Where no location is listed, it is the same as windmill’s name.

Compiled from the SPAB Mills Section List
See the website nationalmillsweekend.co.uk for links. Please check before visiting as many mills have very few open  days and do let us know if there are errors in this list. Thank you.

Bedfordshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Stevington 1770 post 4 common tailpole rough working order

Buckinghamshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Milton Keynes Bradwell early 1800s tower 2 spring, 2 common chain wheel milling flour
Brill 1685 post 4 common tailpole too fragile to turn
Lacey Green ca 1650 smock 4 common FT no longer turning, oldest smock
Ivinghoe Pitstone 1627 post 4 common tailpole National Trust, no longer turning

Quainton (1865, tower with FT, 4 double patent) being repaired, was milling flour.

Cambridgeshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Bourn 1636 post 2 common, 2 spring tailpole open trestle
Willingham Cattells 1828 smock 4 double patent FT working order, milling planned
Fulbourn 1808 smock 4 double patent FT turns clockwise
Swaffham Prior Fosters 1857 tower 4 double patent FT milling and selling flour
Haddenham Great Mill 1803 tower 4 double patent FT largest cap in Cambs.
Histon Impington 1776 smock 4 double patent FT milling planned
Wicken 1813 smock 4 double patent FT milling and selling flour, turns clockwise, 12 sided

Chishill (1819, post, 4 common, FT ground, open trestle) is closed.

Stevens in Burwell (1820, tower with FT, 4 double patent, only 2 left) is closed for restoration.

Derbyshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Heage 1797 tower 6 patent FT mills and sells flour

Essex

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Ashdon aka Braggs 1757 post 2 patent 2 double patent tailpole being restored
Bocking 1721 post 2 common, 2 spring tailpole most of machinery remains
Finchingfield Duck End 1756 post 4 spring tailpole smallest in Essex
Thaxted Lowes aka John Webbs 1804 tower 2 patent, 2 double patent FT milling and selling flour, is also museum
Mountnessing 1807 post 4 spring tailpole working order, some milling
Stansted Mountfichet 1787 tower 4 patent FT not working but sails turn
Stock ca 1800 tower 4 patent FT some milling

Aythorpe Roding (ca 1770, post, 4 double patent, FT ground level, largest post mill in Essex, working order) is closed in 2016.

Rayleigh (ca 1809, tower, 2 common, 2 spring, FT) is museum only, has no machinery.

Greater London

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Brixton Ashbys 1816 tower 2 common, 2 double patent  by hand sails turn, milling by electricity
Croydon Shirley 1855 tower 4 double patent FT most machinery remains
Upminster ca 1803 smock 4 patent FT sails turn, being restored, closed until 2018
Wimbledon 1817 smock 4 double patent FT museum

Hampshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Bursledon 1814 tower 4 common endless chain milling but not yet selling flour

Hertfordshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Ardeley Cromer 1681 post 4 patent FT ground level sails turn, working order but not milling

Isle of Wight

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Bembridge aka Knowles  ca 1700 tower 4 common chain wheel National Trust, most machinery intact

Kent

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Chillenden 1868 post 4 spring tailpole open trestle, rebuilt after 2003 storm
Stelling Minnis Davisons 1866 smock 4 double patent FT museum, working order
Margate Drapers 1845 smock 4 double patent FT working order, milling but not selling flour
Canterbury Herne 1789 smock 4 double patent FT working order
Meopham 1821 smock 4 double patent FT not working,  used by parish council
Cranbrook Union 1814 smock 4 double patent FT tallest smock mill, 72 ft, was in working order, sails removed for repair 2016
West Kingsdown ca 1800 smock 2 common, 2 spring FT most machinery intact
Sandwich White 1760 smock 4 spring FT not working but has all machinery, sails being restored
Ashford Willesborough aka New Mill 1869 smock 4 patent FT milling and selling flour
Wittersham Stocks 1781 post 4 spring tailpole tallest post mill in Kent, 37 ft, buck now immobile, sails turn
Woodchurch aka Lower Mill 1820 smock 4 patent FT working order

Sarre (1820, smock, 4 double patent, FT, milled and sold flour) has closed.

Lancashire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Blackpool Little Marton 1838 tower 4 common FT upper machinery intact
Lytham 1805 tower 4 patent FT used as museum
Thornton Cleveleys Marsh 1794 tower 4 patent FT sails turn, 70 ft tall, much original machinery

Leicestershire

Hough tower mill in Swannington has no sails.

Kibworth Harcourt post mill (2 common, 2 spring sails) open by appointment only, not turning.

Ullesthorpe tower mill has no sails, restoration is planned.

Wymondham tower mill has none of its 6 sails.

Lincolnshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Alford aka Hoyles 1837 tower 5 patent FT milling and selling flour
Burgh le Marsh Dobsons 1813 tower 5 patent FT turns clockwise, working order, milling flour
Lincoln Ellis 1798 tower 4 double patent FT milling and selling flour
Heckington 1830 tower 8 patent FT milling and selling flour
Boston Maud Foster 1819 tower 5 patent FT milling and selling flour, 80 ft.
Spalding Moulton 1822 tower 4 double patent FT milling and selling flour, 100 ft.
Sibsey Trader 1887 tower 6 double patent FT milling and selling flour
Grimsby Waltham 1880 tower 6 patent FT working order, milling flour
Brigg Wrawby 1760 post 2 common, 2 spring tailpole some milling done

Mount Pleasant Mill, Kirton in Lindsey (1875, tower with FT, 4 double patent) is currently being repaired.

Merseyside

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Birkenhead Bidston ca 1800 tower 4 common chain wheel most machinery remains

Norfolk

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Billingford 1859 tower 4 double patent FT under repair since 2009
King’s Lynn Great Bircham 1846 tower 4 double patent FT fully restored but not milling
Old Buckenham 1818 tower 4 double patent FT whips only at present, largest diam 23 ft curb ring
Paston Stow 1827 tower 4 double patent FT spider missing
Thrigby new post 4 common tailpole copy of 1790s mill
Wymondham Wicklewood 1845 tower 4 double patent FT new sails October 2012

Denver in Downham Market (1835, tower with FT, 4 double patent) is closed.

Nottinghamshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Sneinton Greens 1807 tower 2 spring, 2 common FT milling and selling flour
North Leverton Subscription 1813 tower 4 double patent FT milling and selling flour and animal feeds

 Tuxford (1820, tower with FT, 4 double patent) is under repair.

Oxfordshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Chinnor new post 4 patent tailpole copy of destroyed 1750 mill on same site, under construction
Wheatley 1764 tower 4 common hand crank on cap tail octagonal, turns clockwise, some milling

Rutland

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Whissendine 1809 tower 4 double patent FT milling and selling various flours and animal feeds

Somerset

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Chapel Allerton Ashton 1760 tower 2 common, 2 spring endless chain in cap cap stiff to turn
High Ham Stembridge 1822 tower 4 common chain? last thatched mill, National Trust

Suffolk

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Bardwell 1823 tower 4 double patent FT plan to mill flour for sale
Framsden aka Websters 1760 post 4 patent tailpole open by appointment only
Holton 1749 post 2 spring 2 common FT ground level most machinery gone
Pakenham 1830 tower 4 double patent FT 80 ft,, milling by electricity, working order
Saxtead Green by 1796 post 4 double patent FT ground level working order, English Heritage
Stanton 1751 post 4 double patent FT ground level milling and selling flour
Thelnetham aka Buttons 1819 tower 4 double patent FT milling and selling flour
Woodbridge Buttrums 1836 tower 4 patent FT 61 ft tall, working order

Surrey

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Charlwood Lowfield Heath before 1762 post 2 common, 2 patent tailpole restored to working order, rebuilt 1989

Outwood (1665, post mill with 4 spring sails, tailpole) is closed, being sold.

Reigate Heath (post mill with 4 sails) roundhouse has become a church, buck intact.

Sussex, East

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Chailey aka North Common 1864 smock 4 common FT museum, no machinery
Nutley Marlpits ca 1750? post 2 common, 2 spring tailpole oldest in Sussex, mills on one day a year
Polegate aka Ovendens 1817 tower 4 patent FT working order
Rottingdean aka Beacon 1802 smock 4 patent FT, missing twisted, not workable
Stone Cross aka White aka Blackness 1876 tower 4 patent FT round windows, milling and selling flour
West Blatchington 1820s smock 4 patent FT hexagonal, on flint and brick tower, museum
Windmill Hill ca 1814 post 4 patent tailpole plans to mill, now luffed by computer, largest and second tallest post mill

Sussex, West

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Clayton Jill 1821 post 4 patent FT on tailpole milling flour
Keymer Oldland by 1703 post 4 spring tailpole octagonal roundhouse, milling flour
Worthing High Salvington ca 1750 post 2 common, 2 spring tailpole milling flour

Halnaker (tower, 4 dummy sails, FT missing) is an empty shell. Serves as a shelter for walkers.

Tyne and Wear

Fulwell (1808, tower, 4 patent with FT) was milling but is closed because of storm damage.

Warwickshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Chesterton 1633 tower 4 common hand winch circular arcade forms ground floor, earliest with any working parts left, has a wooden lantern pinion

West Midlands

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Balsall Common Berkswell 1826 tower 4 common chain workable order

Wiltshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Wilton 1821 tower 2 patent 2 common FT milling and selling flour

Worcestershire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Bromsgrove Danzey Green ca 1820 post 4 common tailpole full working order, on a museum site

Yorkshire

Location Name of mill Built Type Sails Winding Comments
Skidby 1821 tower 4 double patent FT under repair