Highdown New Mill, Angmering

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Angmering Windmill
Angmering mill.jpg
The mill in 2005
Origin
Mill name Highdown New Mill
Ecclesden Mill
Mill location TQ 082 044
50°49′44″N 0°27′54″W / 50.829°N 0.465°W / 50.829; -0.465
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1826
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Four storeys
Number of sails Four sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Winding Fantail
Number of pairs of millstones Two pairs

Highdown New Mill or Ecclesden Mill is a tower mill at Angmering, Sussex, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.

History[edit]

Highdown New Mill was built in 1826. The mill was working until 1872. In 1880, the cap and sails were blown off. By the 1930s the mill was an ivy clad ruin. It was converted into a house in the early 1970s.[1] The tower has recently been clad in wooden shingles.[2]

Description[edit]

For an explanation of the various pieces of machinery, see Mill machinery.

Highdown New Mill is a four storey brick tower mill. It had four Patent sails and the beehive cap was winded by a fantail. The mill drove two pairs of millstones. All that remains today is the tower, with various additions and extensions.[1]

Millers[edit]

  • Henry Grant 1826 - 1872

References for above:-[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. pp. p129–130, 196. ISBN 0-85033-345-8. 
  2. ^ "Windmills of Angmering". Angmering village. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 

Further reading[edit]

Hemming, Peter (1936). Windmills in Sussex. London: C W Daniel.  Online version