List of windmills in Kent

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List of windmills in Kent is located in Kent
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Extant (red) and former (blue) windmills in Kent.
1 Barham, 2 Benenden, 3 Bidborough, 4 Biddenden 5 Canterbury, 6 Charing, 7 Chillenden, 8 Chislet, 9 Cranbrook, 10 Eastry, 11 Edenbridge, 12 Copton, 13 Guston, 14 Herne, 15 Kingston, 16 Margate, 17 Meopham, 18 Northbourne, 19 Oare, 20 Ringwould, 21 Rolvenden, 22 Sandhurst, 23 Sandwich, 24 Sarre, 25 Sheerness, 26 Stanford, 27 Stelling Minnis, 28 St Margaret's Bay, 29 West Kingsdown, 30 Whitstable, 31 Willesborough, 32 Wittersham, 33 Woodchurch.

A list of all windmills and windmill sites which lie in the current Ceremonial county of Kent.

Locations[edit]

A[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Acrise Elham Mill
Elham Down Mill
Post 1596
1610
1736
1769
1596 Blown down 1876
Acrise Elham Mill smock 1878 Demolished 6 July 1919
Acrise Acrise Mill Post 1769 1769 1769
Adisham Bekesbourne Mill Smock 1878 Burnt down 29 August 1933
Aldington Aldington Mill
TR 056 363
Smock 1878 Demolished 1910
Windmill World
Aldington 1905.jpg
Appledore Horne Place Mill Post 1596
1736
1596 1736
Appledore Court Lodge Mill Post 1596 1596 Demolished c. 1790
Appledore Great Mill,
Union Mill
TQ 953 304
Smock 1791 Demolished 1909
Windmill World
Appledore TQ 953 303 Post Demolished 1900 by Paul Sharp[1]
Windmill World
Ash Mount Ephraim Mill Post 1818 Blown down 28 October 1955
Ash (formed a pair with Mount Ephraim Mill) Post Demolished before 1879
Ash (Sandwich) Ash Mill Post 1736 1736 1736
Ashford Regent's Place Mill Smock 1870 Moved to Badlesmere, 1872

B[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Badlesmere Boundgate Mill
TR 010 532
Smock 1872 Demolished 1938[1]
Windmill World
Badlesmere Lees Post 1695
1736
1695 1736
Bapchild Bapchild Mill Demolished by 1865
Barfreston Barfeston Mill 1769 1769 Standing in 1819
Barfreston Barfreston Mill Smock 1769 1769 Thought to have been standing c. 1852
Barham Barham Downs Mill Post 1596
1695
1736
1596 1736
Barham Black Mill,
Barham Downs Mill
TR 214 510
Smock 1834 Burnt down 3 March 1970
Windmill World
Barham Black.jpg
Barham ½ mile ESE of church
Barham Breach Downs Mill Smock 1875 Demolished c. 1900
Barham Derringstone Mill[2] (near Barham railway station) Smock 1855[2] Moved to Margate 1869
Barming Barming Heath Mill Burnt down 1805
Barming Barming Heath Mill 1829 1805 Standing 1845, demolished by 1853.
Bearsted Smock Demolished by 1873
Benenden Beacon Mill (south) Demolished by 1850
Benenden Beacon Mill (north)
TQ 821 325
Smock 1821 1821 Benenden mill.jpg
Benenden East End Mill Post Demolished c. 1870
Bethersden Old Mill Post 1596
1610,
1555 Moved to Biddenden (Paul Sharpe's Mill) by 1736
Bethersden Old Mill 1736
1769
1736 1769
Bethersden White Mill Smock Demolished 1937[1]
Windmill World
Bethersden Little Mill (1st site) Smock Moved to 2nd site.
Bethersden Little Mill (2nd site) Smock Demolished c. 1896
Bethersden Black Mill
TQ 929 407
Smock 1886 Demolished by 1933
Betteshanger 1596 1596 1596
Bicknor Post 1769 1769 1769
Bidborough Bidborough Mill 1769 1769 1769
Bidborough Bidborough Mill
TQ 561 435
Tower 1858 Windmill World Bidborough 1920s.jpg
Biddenden Beacon Hill Mill,
Paul Sharpe's Mill

TQ 84953 37063
Post 1736
1769
1736 Demolished 1912
Biddenden Three Chimneys Mill,
Cherry Clack Mill
Approximately TQ 815 378
Smock 1859[3] Moved to Punnetts Town, Sussex, 1859[3]
Biddenden Town Mill
TQ 85046 38171
Smock Collapsed 1946[4] Biddenden Town c1907.jpg
Birchington Post 1414
1596
1695
1719
1414[5] 1719
Birchington Dentdelion Mill 1610
1695
1610 1695
Birchington Quex Park Mill, Birchington Mill 1736
1769
1736 1769, Possibly moved to Birchington (Hudson's Mill)
Birchington Grove End Mill 1769 1769 1769
Birchington Seed Mill
Birchington Hudson's Mill Smock c. 1850 Demolished c. 1900
Blean Glover's Old Mill
TR 125 607
Smock 1843 Demolished early 20th century
Windmill World
Blean Glover's New Mill Smock 1868 Demolished 1924
Blue Bell Hill Blue Bell Hill Mill
TQ 747 621
Smock 1833 1833 Blown down July 1890
Windmill World
Bobbing Goord's Mill Smock 1857 Demolished 1902
Boughton Monchelsea Haste Hill Mill Smock Burnt Down 1858
Boughton under Blean Black Mill Standing c. 1850
Boughton under Blean Demolished before c. 1850
Boughton under Blean Miles' Mill
TR 058 595
Smock c. 1793 Demolished 1942[1]
Boughton under Blean Richardson's Mill Smock 1769 1769 Demolished during World War Two[1]
Boxley The Pilgrim's Way Mill
Boxley Boxley Mill 1837[6] Standing 1876, demolished by 1880
Brabourne Brabourne Lees Mill Smock 1867 Burnt down 1871
Bredgar Dean's Hill Mill Smock 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1909
Bredhurst Naylor's Mill
TQ 792 619
Smock 1845 Demolished c. 1914
Brenchley Pixett Hill Mill Post 1769 1769 1860[7]
Brenchley Keys Green Mill, Kippings Cross
TQ 647 397
Tower 1843 Demolished c. 1957[8] – c. 1963[1]
Windmill World
Brenzett Brenzett Corner Mill Post 1596
1610
1596 1610
Brenzett Brenzett Corner Mill Post 1776 Demolished 5 February 1925
Bridge ½ mile E of church Post 1596
1719
1596 1719
Bridge ½ mile E of church Smock 1829 1829 1829
Bridge Bridge Mill Smock 1879 Demolished 1955[1]
Broadstairs St Peter's Mill 1695
1736
1695 1736
Broadstairs Clairmont Mill[9] Post[9] 1596
1610
1719
1736
1769
1596 Moved to Canterbury 1858.[9]
Broadstairs Bradstowe Mill
Pierremont Mill
[9]
Smock 1827[9] Demolished 1909[9] Broadstairs pre 1907.jpg
Brook Spelder's Hill Mill Smock 1820 Demolished c. 1912

C[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Canterbury St Martin's Mill
TR 161 578
Tower 1817 Windmill World Canterbury windmill.jpg
Canterbury St Martin's Black Mill Smock 1843 Demolished 1868 Canterbury St Martins Black.jpg
Canterbury St Lawrence Mill Smock 1843 Burnt down 15 May 1873
Canterbury Dane John Mill Post 1731 1839[7]
Canterbury Franciscan Gardens Mill Smock 1846 1846
Canterbury St Thomas Hill Mill 1816 1856
Challock Challock Lees Mill
TR 00815 51057
1769 1769 Burnt down 1779[10]
Challock Challock Lees Mill 1779[10] Burnt down unknown date
Challock Challock Lees Mill
2nd mill
TR 00885 50931
Smock Struck by lightning and burnt down, 10 February 1906[11]
Charing Charing Mill,
Field Mill

TQ 957 503
Smock 1821 1821 Windmill World
Charing Charing Heath Mill Smock Demolished by 1870
Chartham Hatch Green Mill
Chatham Upberry Mill,
Gilbert's Mill,
Lower Chatham Hill Mill
TQ 770 673
Smock 1596
1695
1736
1769
1596 Demolished 1897
Chatham Star Mill
Upper Chatham Hill Mill
Austin's Mill
TQ 778 666
Smock Demolished 1925 Chatham Star.jpg
Chatham Cherry Tree Hall Mill
TQ 759 674
Smock 1860 Blown down c. 1875
Chatham Chalk Pit Hill Mill Burnt down 1836
Chatham Chalk Pit Hill Mill,
Field's Mill

TQ 760 670
Smock 1837 Demolished 1887
Chatham Chalk Pit Hill Mill (2nd mill)
Chatham New Road Mill,
Feather Mill

TQ 754 678
Smock Pre 1851[12] Demolished c. 1890
Chatham Ordnance Place Mill,
Bacon's Mill,
Belsey's Mill
TQ 753 673
Smock 1845 Demolished c. 1900 Belsey's Mill, Chatham.jpg
Chatham Ordnance Place Mill,
Willis's Mill
TQ 753 673
Smock 1839 Demolished c. 1875
Chatham Luton Mill,
Mainwaring's Mill

TQ 772 658
Smock 1848 Burnt down 1887
Chevening Chevening Mill
Chilham Chilham Windmill
Chillenden Chillenden Mill
TR 268 546
Post 1695
1736
1769
1695 Blown down 1868
Chillenden Chillenden Mill
TR 268 543
Post 1868 Collapsed 26 November 2003[13]
Windmill World
Chillenden Chillenden Mill
TR 268 543
Post 2005 Windmill World Chillenden mill.jpg
Chislet Chislet Mill
TR 224 679
Smock 1744[14] Burnt down 15 October 2005[15]
Windmill World
Cliffe Dance's Mill Smock 1769 1769 Burnt down c. 1885
Cliftonville Gougher's Mill (east) Smock 1839 Demolished November 1875
Cliftonville Gougher's Mill (middle) Smock 1839 1839, later burnt down
Cliftonville Gougher's Mill (west) Smock 1839 Demolished November 1875
Cobham Cobham Hall Mill Post 1596
1610
1596 1610
Cobham Darnley's Mill
TQ 672 684
Smock 1852[7] Burnt down 1903
Windmill World
Cowden Polefields Mill Demolished by 1843
Cranbrook Windmill Hill Mill Smock 1736
1769
1736 Moved to Sissinghurst (Crampton's Mill) c. 1814,
Cranbrook Satin's Hill Mill 1769 1769 1769
Cranbrook Cranbrook Common Mill Smock 1872 Demolished 9 August 1902 Cranbrook painting by Niemann.jpg
Cranbrook Union Mill
TQ 779 359
Smock 1814 Windmill World Cranbrook windmill.jpg
Cudham Biggin Hill Mill,
Pimlico Mill
Post 1829 1829 Demolished 1885[7]

D[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Dartford Brent Mill Smock 1843 Demolished c. 1901 Dartford Brent.jpg
Dartford Hythe Street
TQ 542 745
Demolished c. 1801[16]
Deal Upper Deal Mill Post 1596
1769
1596 1840
Deal Upper Deal Mill Smock 1855 Demolished March 1929 Upper Deal 1907.jpg
Deal Wellington Mill Smock Demolished c. 1890
Deal Lower Deal Mill Smock 1736
1769
1736 Demolished c. 1870
Deal North End Mill,
Great Mill
Smock 1767 Burnt down c. 1896
Deal Sandown Castle Mill 1829 1829 1829
Deal Sandown Mill Post 1695 1695 1695
Deal Sandown Mill Smock
Deal Walmer Road Mill Smock 1844 Demolished late 1850s
Denton Denton 1736
1769
1736 1769
Detling Detling Mill Smock 1864[7] 1866, demolished by February 1868
Doddington Elvey's Mill,
Jarvis's Mill
Smock c. 1820 Demolished 1937[17]
Dover Dover Castle, Mill Tower
Dover Buckland Brewery Smock 1798[18] 1890s[18] Dover Buckland.jpg
Dover Infectious Diseases Hospital Titt iron wind engine 1893
Dymchurch Dymchurch Mill Smock 1829 1829 Demolished c. 1905

E[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Eastchurch Eastchurch Mill Post 1596
1610
1596 1610
East Farleigh East Farleigh Mill Smock Burnt down, c. 1830s
East Langdon Martin Mill
TR 34205 46515
Smock 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1954[1]
Eastling Eastling Mill
TQ 958 555
Smock 1823 Demolished c. 1912
Eastry Post 1596
1695
1736
1596 1839[7]
Eastry Lower Mill Smock 1769 1743 Demolished 1926
Eastry Upper Mill
TR 304 545
Smock 1769 1769 Windmill World Eastry mill.jpg
Eastry (3rd mill) Smock 1833, burnt down unknown date
Eastry (4th mill)
Eastry Eastry Mill 1736 1736 1736
Edenbridge Edenbridge Mill
TQ 444 457
Tower 1812 Windmill World Edenbridge 1917.jpg
Egerton (near church) Smock 1818 Moved to Stone Hill, 1818
Egerton Stone Hill Mill
TQ 908 471
Smock 1818 Blown down 2 December 1919
Windmill World
Elham Elham Mill Post 1769 1769 1769
Elham Bladblean Mill 1769 1769 1769
Elham Cullen's Hill Mill Smock c. 1820 Demolished 1925
Elmley 1695 1695 1695
Elmsted Itinge Mill 1736
1769
1736 1769
Elmsted Itinge Mill,
Folly Town Mill
Post c. 1865 Collapsed c. 1875
Elmsted Stone Street Mill,
The George Seed Mill (west)
Smock Demolished c. 1868
Elmsted Stone Street Mill,
The George Seed Mill (east)
Smock 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1876
Elmsted Bodsham Green Mill
TR 106 456
Smock Demolished c. 1895
Windmill World
Eythorne Upper Eythorne Mill 1769 1769 1769

F[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Farningham Farningham Mill Smock 1843 Moved to West Kingsdown 1880
Faversham Forbes Road Mill,
Gravel Pit Mill
Smock 1843 Demolished c. 1910
Faversham Hangman's Lane Mill Smock 1843 Demolished c. 1855
Faversham Copton Mill
TR 014 596
Tower 1863[1]
Fawkham Fawkham Mill 1719 1719 1719
Folkestone Cheriton Mill,
Ashley Mill

TR 205 373
Smock 1877 Demolished 1919
Windmill World
Folkestone Cheriton Mill 1843 1869, later burnt down
Folkestone Cheriton Mill Smock Moved to Lympne
Folkestone Folkestone Mill
Foord Road Mill
1769 1769 1833[19] Folkestone Foord Rd 1833.jpg
Folkestone (on coast) Post 1769 1769 1769
Folkestone Dawson's Mill Smock 1843 Moved to Bethersden (Black Mill) in 1885
Frindsbury Quarry Mill
TQ 747 695
Post 1596
1610
1736
1769
1596 Burnt down c. 1850
Frindsbury Prospect Hill Mill,
Little Mill,
Manwaring's Mill

TQ 736 703
Smock 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1886
Frindsbury Prospect Hill Mill,
Great Mill,
Rose's Mill

TQ 736 703
Smock 1843 Demolished c. 1890
Windmill World
Frindsbury Kimmins' Mill
TQ 741 701
Smock 1843 Demolished c. 1865
Frindsbury Frindsbury Mill,
House Mill

TQ 741 701
Smock 1843 Demolished 1931
Frinsted Frinsted Mill 1736 1736 1736
Frittenden Maplehurst Windmill Demolished by 1836
Frittenden Sinkhurst Green Mill
TQ 81277 42520
Post 1829 1829 Demolished early 1950s[1]
Windmill World

G[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Gillingham Stedman's Mill
TQ 7712 6905
Smock Demolished c. 1888
Gillingham Stedman's Mill
TQ 7715 6904
Smock 1839 Burnt down 28 June 1892
Gillingham Charter Street mill
Huggins' Mill
Burnt down unknown date
Gillingham Mulberry Tree Place Mill
TQ 797 687
Gillingham Friday's Mill
TQ 798 686
Smock 1839 Demolished c. 1896
Goodnestone Post 1736 1736 1736
Goudhurst Kilndown Mill[20] Post[21] 1770[20] Moved to Nutley, Sussex c. 1817[21]
Goudhurst Town Mill
TQ 72492 37948
Smock c. 1803 Demolished c. 1890
Gravesend Windmill Hill Mill Post 1596 1596 Burnt down 1763
Gravesend Windmill Hill Mill (south) Post 1769 1769 Caught fire and remains demolished 1787
Gravesend Windmill Hill Mill (south) Post c. 1787 Burnt down 17 May 1900
Gravesend Windmill Hill Mill (north) Post 1769 1769 1769
Gravesend Denton Mill
Sulphur Mill
1812 c. 1872
Great Chart Saw mill Smock 1888 Demolished 1928
Great Mongeham Mongeham Mill 1596
1695
1736
1596 1736
Guilton Guilton Mill Smock Demolished October 1923
Windmill World
Guilton Post 1769 1769 Standing in 1854
Guilton Smock Standing in 1854
Guilton Good Intent Mill
TR 283 584
Smock 1854 Demolished c. 1918
Guston Swingate Mill
TR 334 444
Tower 1849 Windmill World Guston mill.jpg

H[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Halstead Smock 1829 Demolished 1829[22]
Harbledown The Old Black Mill Smock 1780 Demolished 9 July 1913 Harbledown 1913 (1).jpg
Hartley 1719 1719 1719
Hartlip Friday's Mill
TQ 842 650
Smock 1596
1736
1769
1596 burnt down June 1887
Hastingleigh Staple Lees Mill
Brown Town Mill
Post 1736 1736 1736
Hawkhurst Old Conghurst 1719 1719 1719
Hawkhurst Hawkhurst Horn Post 1736
1769
1736 1769, Moved to High Street
Hawkhurst Pipsden Post 1736 1736 Standing 1874
Hawkhurst High Street Post
Hawkhurst Gun Green Mill Post
Hawkhurst Gun Green Mill Smock Moved to Four Throws c. 1870
Hawkhurst Four Throws Mill
Nightingale's Mill
Smock c. 1870 Demolished 1926
Hawkinge The Old Mill Smock 1799[23] Collapsed 1962[1]
Hawkinge Drellingore Mill Smock Moved to Ringwould (Ripple Mill c. 1810)
Headcorn Black Mill
Crows's Foot Mill

TQ 827 447
Smock 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1910
Headcorn White Mill
TQ 831 446
Smock 1819 Demolished 1952[1] Headcorn White 1922.jpg
Herne Beacon Hill Mill Post 1596
1610
1695
1736
1769
1589[7] 1769
Herne Herne Windmill
TR 185 665
Smock 1781 Windmill World Herne windmill.jpg
Herne Bay The Bay Mill Smock 1839 Demolished 1878
Windmill World
Higham Rose's Mill
TQ 719 715
Smock 1760 Demolished April 1921, base remains standing
Windmill World
Higham mill - geograph.org.uk - 329512.jpg
High Halden High Halden Mill
TQ 89706 37279
Post 1736
1769
1736 Standing in 1918, demolished by 1933 High Halden 1913.jpg
Hildenborough Watt's Cross mill
TQ 558 494
Smock 1812 Demolished 1961[1]
Windmill World
Hildenborough Watts Cross 1910s.jpg
Hoath Fuller's Mill Smock 1843 Collapsed 18 July 1919
Hoo Hoo Common Mill Post 1769 1769 1769
Hoo Hoo Common Mill
Ballard's Mill
Smock 1799[7] Standing in 1905, demolished by 1933
Hythe Post 1809 Moved to Ruckinge 1830s
Hythe Stade Street Smock 1829 1829 Standing in 1889
Hythe Stade Street Smock 1829 1829 Moved to Cheriton (Ashley Mill) 1877
Hythe Stade Street Smock 1829 1829 1829, demolished by 1877
Hythe Smock 1860s Demolished 1860s

I[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Ide Hill 1843 Burnt down 1875[7][24]
Ide Hill Post 1858 Demolished 1882
Isle of Grain Grain 1596
1610
1596 1610
Isle of Grain All Hallows 1769 1769 1769
Isle of Grain St Peter's 1769 1769 1819
Iwade Iwade Windpump Post
Windmill World

K[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Kemsing 1275[25] 1275[25]
Kennington Kennington Lees Mill Post 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1878
Kennington Wind, Steam and Water Mill
TR 032 454
Smock 1813 Demolished 1952[1]
Windmill World
Kingsdown Demolished c. 1850s
Kingsnorth Millbank Place Mill Demolished by 1872
Kingsnorth Kingsnorth Mill
TR 001 391
Smock 1878 1903, demolished by 1933
Windmill World
Kingston Reed Mill
TR 174 499
Tower 1872 Windmill World Reed's Mill, Kingston 2012.jpg
Knockholt Tower 1845[7] Demolished c. 1886

L[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Lamberhurst Windmill Farm Gone by 1769
Lamberhurst Saw mill[8] Smock[8] c. 1890[8] c. 1890[8]
Lamberhurst Sussex Mill[21]
Leeds Brogden Mill Smock 1843 Demolished(Finch) 1883[7]
Leigh Stocks Green Mill
TQ 558 478
Smock 1928 Collapsed c. 1963[26]
Windmill World
Lenham 12th century[27] 12th century[27]
Lenham Town mill Smock 1843 1897[7]
Lenham Town Mill Smock c. 1843 Burnt down 1904
Lenham Downs Court Hill Mill 1843 Burnt down before 1881
Lenham Lenham Heath Mill
TQ 913 498
Smock 1769 1760 Demolished 1925
Windmill World
Lower Stoke
Lower Stoke (2nd mill) Smock Standing in 1905, gone by 1933
Luddesdown Henley Downs Mill 1829 1829 Blown down 1856
Lydd 1596
1610
1769
1596 1766
Lydd Old Mill Post 1596
1610
1769
1596 Burnt down 26 February 1900
Lydd New Mill Smock 1805 Burnt down 22 September 1927 Lydd New pre 1920 (2).jpg
Lyminge Post 1736
1769
1736 1819, blown down unknown date
Lyminge Black Mill Smock 1843 Burnt down September 1891
Lyminge White Mill Smock c. 1852 Demolished 1920
Lympne Smock 1829 1829 Blown down November 1891
Lynsted Claxfield, Seed Mill Gone by the 1850s
Lynsted Union Mill Smock 1736 1736 Standing in 1870, demolished "a few years later"
Lynsted Champion's Mill
TQ 944 613
Smock 1843 Standing in 1933. Gone by 1940[28]
Windmill World

M[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Maidstone Sandling Road Smock 1819 1819 Gone by 1834
Margate Humber's Mill
Chamber's Mill
1695
1719
1736
1695 1736
Margate 1695
1719
1695 1719, gone by 1847
Margate Drapers Mill
Old Mill

TR 363 700
Smock c. 1847 Windmill World Draper's mill.jpg
Margate Little Draper's Mill Smock Built c. 1869 Standing in 1903, gone by 1933 Margate Drapers 1907.jpg
Margate Pumping Mill Tower 1872 Standing in 1894
Margate Town Mill 1719 1719 Working in 1889
Margate Hooper's Mill Vertical axis mill 1791[29] Demolished c. 1828[1] Margate Hooper's Mill.jpg
Meopham Meopham Mill
TQ 639 653
Smock 1801 Windmill World MeophamGreen3576.JPG
Meopham Priestwood Mill 1769 1769 Demolished 1850s
Milton Chalkwell Mill Smock 1843 Standing in 1878
Milton Regis Meade Mill Smock 1878 Burnt down 15 August 1954[30]
Minster, Sheppey Pigtail Corner Mill 1596
1610
1596 1610
Minster, Sheppey Pigtail Corner Mill Smock 1695
1769
1695 Burnt down 1889
Minster, Thanet Minster Mill Post 1596
1610
1695
1719
1596 1719
Minster, Thanet Minster Mill Smock Standing in 1882
Minster, Thanet Minster Mill Smock 1769 1769 Standing in 1875, gone by 1882
Molash Molash Mill
TR 02180 51955
Smock 1843 Standing in 1877
Monkton 1198[31] 1205[31]
Monkton Monkton Mill 1596
1610
1695
1719
1736
1769
1596 1769
Murston Murston Mill

N[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Newchurch Newchurch Mill
TR 058 313
Tower 1810 Demolished c. 1906
Windmill World
Newchurch pre 1906.jpg
Newington Newington Mill Smock 1843 Standing in 1933 Newington Mill, Ramsgate.jpg
Newington Newington Mill Smock 1843 Standing in 1884, gone by 1933
Newnham Newnham Mill Smock 1843 Dismantled 1876, tower burnt 5 November 1876
New Romney Post 1596 1500 1596
New Romney New Romney Mill
Old Mill
Smock 1769 1769 1903, gone by 1933 New Romney Old pre 1905.jpg
New Romney 1769 1769 1769
Nonington Nonington Mill 1596
1695
1736
1596 1736
Nonington Nonington mill Smock 1843 Burnt down 9 May 1965[32]
Windmill World
Nonington Seed Mill Smock Demolished 1905
Northbourne 1596
1736
1596 1736
Northbourne Old Mill Smock 1769 1769 Demolished 15 February 1957[32]
Northbourne New Mill
TR 331 521
Smock 1848 Windmill World New Mill, Northbourne.jpg
Northfleet The Hive
Northfleet Stone Bridge
Northfleet Stone Bridge (2nd mill) 1843 Standing in the 1850s
Northfleet Fiveash Mill 1843 Demolished c. 1902
Northfleet Rosherville Tower 1832 Demolished c. 1916
Northwood Thanet Mill Tower 1843 Demolished 1961[1]
Windmill World

O[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Oare Oare Windmill
TR 009 625
Tower 1821 1821 Windmill World Oare windmill.jpg
Old Romney Post 1596
1610
1736
1596 1736
Old Romney Post 1596
1736
1596 1736
Ospringe Water Lane Mill Smock 1878 Demolished c. 1915
Windmill World
Ospringe Water Lane c1900.jpg
Ospringe Union House
Ospringe Union House (2nd mill) Smock 1843 Burnt down c. 1910

P[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Pegwell Bay 1828 Demolished c. 1830
Penenden Heath Penenden Heath Mill Smock 1800[7] Moved to Folkestone (Dawson's) c. 1840
Petham Mill Downs Mill Post 1829 1829 Moved to Stelling Minnis (Brambleton Mill) c. 1850
Petham Mark's Folly Mill
Duckpit Mill
Post 1865 Moved to Elmsted (Itinge Mill) c. 1865
Petham Chequers' Mill Smock 1821 Demolished 1900
Pluckley Pluckley Mill
TQ 92408 45638
Smock 1872 Burnt down 1939[1] Pluckley 1914.jpg
Pluckley Padgham's Mill Smock Moved to Great Chart
Postling Postling Mill Post 1596
1719
1596 1719
Preston next Faversham Preston Mill Smock 1843 Demolished 1943[1] Preston next Faversham c1905.jpg
Preston next Wingham Old Mill
Dunn's Mill

TR 257 608
Smock 1778 Demolished 1959[1]
Windmill World
Preston next Wingham New Mill
Solly's Mill
Smock 1852 Demolished 1926

Q, R[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Queenborough Queenborough Mill 1843 Burnt down by 1860
Ramsgate St. Lawrence 1596
1719
1769
1596 1769
Ramsgate Grange Road Mill 1719 1719 1719
Ramsgate Grange Road Mill Smock 1843 Standing 1905, gone by 1930 Ramsgate Grange Rd 1907.jpg
Ramsgate Hereson Mill Smock 1872 Burnt down c. 1890
Richborough 1769 1769 1787
Richborough 1769 1769 1787
Ringwould Post 1695 1695 1695
Ringwould Ripple Mill
TR 362 490
Smock c. 1810 Windmill World Ripple mill.jpg
Rochester Star Hill Mill
The Old Mill
TQ 746 678
1787 Demolished c. 1865
Rochester Star Hill Mill
Friday's Mill
TQ 746 678
1843 Burnt down 1852
Rochester Star Hill Mill
Boy's Mill
Belsey's Mill
TQ 747 679
Smock 1877 Demolished c. 1890–95
Rochester Delce Mill
TQ 744 674
Smock 1853 Demolished after World War Two[33] Rochester Delce.jpg
Rochester Borstal Hill Mill
TQ 731 666
1870 Demolished 1885
Rochester Church Mill
Horsnaill's Mill
TQ 740 679
Post 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1880
Rochester Zenith Mill
Huggin's Mill
Approximately TQ 740 679
Post 1769 1769 Burnt down c. 1820s
Rochester St Margaret's Mill
Approximately TQ 740 679
Post 1769 1769 1798[34]
Rodmersham Green Rodmersham Green Mill Tower 1835 Demolished 1969[1] Rodmersham Green pre 1917.jpg
Rolvenden Rolvenden Mill
TQ 838 315
Post 1596
1610
1769
c. 1580[4] Windmill World Rolvenden Mill 2.JPG
Ruckinge Ruckinge Mill
Approximately TR 029 335
Post 1830s Demolished c. 1912

S[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Sandgate Saw mill Smock Moved to Bethersden (Little Mill)
Sandhurst Post 1769 1769 1769, Moved to Sandhurst (Boxhurst Farm) by 1793
Sandhurst Boxhurst Farm Mill Post 1793 Blown down c. 1842
Sandhurst Ringle Crouch Green Mill
TQ 804 284
Smock 1844 Demolished 1945[35]
Windmill World
Ringle Crouch Green Mill.jpg
Sandwich St Mary's Mill[32] Post 1695
1736
1608 1736
Sandwich Canterbury Gate Mill[32] Post 1736
1769
1736 Working in 1842
Sandwich Black Mill Smock 1870s Burnt down c. 1910
Sandwich White Mill
TR 322 586
Smock 1760 Windmill World White Mill, Sandwich.jpg
Sandwich Millwall Mill
Town Mill
Smock 1878 Standing in 1878, burnt down unknown date Town Mill, Sandwich.JPG
Sandwich Millwall Post[32] Gone by c. 1850
Sandwich Millwall (3rd mill)[32] Post[32]
Sandwich Sandown Gate Mills[32] Post x3[32]
Sandwich St Bart's Mill[32] Post[32]
Sarre Sarre Windmill
TR 259 651
Smock 1820 Windmill World Sarre mill.jpg
Selling Shottenden Mill
Perry Wood Mill
Post 1596
1736
1769
1596 Demolished c. 1920 Shottenden Perry Wood 1914.jpg
Sellindge Stone Hill Mill Smock 1843 Demolished c. 1898
Sevenoaks Near "The Vine" Post Said to have been moved to West Kingsdown; there by 1843
Sevenoaks Tubs Hill Mill 1792 Standing in 1864
Sevenoaks Hubbard Hill Mill 1669 1669
Sevenoaks Hubbard Hill Mill 1843 1858
Sevenoaks Melregge
(Witley Woods)
1388 1388
Sevenoaks Bradbourne Mill[36] Post[36] 1912[36] Blown down 1912[36]
Sevenoaks Bayleys Hill Mill[37] Moved to Sevenoaks Weald[37]
Sevenoaks Weald 1862[7] 1880 Working in 1880
Sheerness Great Mill
Ride's Mill

TQ 921 746
Smock 1829 1816 Demolished 1924
Windmill World
Sheernes mill.JPG
Sheerness Little Mill Smock 1843 Burnt down 7 February 1862
Sheerness Hundred Acre Mill
Marine Town Mill
Sea View Mill
TQ 924 750
Tower 1860 Demolished 1878
Windmill World
Sheldwich 1769 1769 1769
Shepherdswell, or Sibertswold Shepherdswell Mill Smock 1857 Standing in 1910, gone by 1933
Shorne Shorne Mill Post 1596
1610
1596 1610
Shorne Shorne Mill
TQ 689 713
Post 1736
1769
1736 Burnt down 1952[1]
Windmill World
Sissinghurst Crampton's Mill Smock 1843 Demolished 27 November 1951[38]
Windmill World
Sittingbourne Smock 1843 Standing in 1880, burnt down year unknown
Smarden West Mill
Town mill
Corne's Mill

TQ 879 420
Post 1769 1680 1933
Windmill World
Smarden West pre 1912.jpg
Smarden East Mill
Black Mill

TQ 884 429
Smock 1804 Standing in 1933, gone by 1953[1]
Snargate 1610 1610 1610
Snodland Smock c. 1839 Moved to Gillingham (Stedman's) c. 1839
Southborough Southborough Common
Southfleet Betsham Mill Post 1829 1829 Demolished c. 1873
Southfleet Troy's Island
Stanford Stanford Mill
TR 128 378
Tower 1857 Windmill World
Stansted Stansted Mill 1736
1769
1736 1769
Staple Barnsole Mill 1870s Burnt down c. 1914 Barnsole Mill, Staple.JPG
Staplehurst 1769 1769 1769
Staplehurst Staplehurst Mill
TQ 787 430
Smock 1843 Burnt down 22 June 1911
Windmill World
Staplehurst.jpg
Stelling Minnis Brambleton 1736 1736 1736
Stelling Minnis Brambleton 1736
1769
1736 1769
Stelling Minnis Brambleton Mill Post c. 1850 1881
Stelling Minnis Post 1736
1769
1736 Demolished 1866
Stelling Minnis Davison's Mill
TR 146 466
Smock 1866 Windmill World Davison's Mill.JPG
St Margaret's at Cliffe Mill Close Mill Post 1596
1695
1736
1596 1736
St Margarets Bay St Margaret's Bay Mill
TR 363 436
Smock 1929 Windmill World
St Nicholas at Wade 1719 1719 1719, demolished by 1791[39]
Stodmarsh TR 233 604 Hollow Post[40] Mid-19th century[40] Windmill World Stodmarsh Windpump.JPG
Strood Strood Hill Mill
TQ 733 693
Smock 1843 Demolished c. 1860
Strood Field's Mill
TQ 730 700
1843 Burnt down c. 1875 Image on Medway Council website
Strood Killick's Mill
TQ 730 700
Smock 1843 Standing in 1891, gone by 1933 Image on Medway Council website
Sutton Valence Town Mill
TQ 815 493
Smock c. 1720 Demolished 1945[4]
Windmill World
Sutton Valence pre 1918.jpg
Sutton Valence Five Wents Mill Demolished by 1875
Swingfield Old Mill Post
Swingfield Old Mill Smock 1872 Blown down 1884
Swingfield New Mill Smock 1885 Burnt down August 1911
Swingfield Selstead Mill Smock 1880 Burnt down spring 1885

T[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Tenterden Shoreham Lane Post 1599 1686
Tenterden ½ furlong NW of church
Tenterden Mill Farm 1736
1769
1736 1819, Gone by 1851
Tenterden Goods Hill Mill Post c. 1807 Demolished 1896
Tenterden Ashbourne Mill Post 1807 Demolished December 1912
Tenterden Leigh Green Mill Smock 1818 Burnt down 26 November 1913
Teynham Conyer Quay Smock 1850s 1850s
Throwley Parsonage Mill Smock 1736 1736 1884
Throwley Clare's Forstal Mill Smock 1872 Demolished 1915
Tonbridge Uridge's Mill Post 1843 Demolished c. 1872
Tonge Tonge Mill 1815 1834
Tunbridge Wells Calverley Mill Smock[41] 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1860, Machinery used in a windmill at Crowborough.
Tunbridge Wells Culverden Mill Post 1832 Demolished c. 1870

U[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Ulcombe Ulcombe Hill Mill 1769[7] Demolished c. 1850s
Ulcombe Windmill Hill Mill Smock 1878 Demolished 16 July 1911
Upchurch Wakeley's Mill
TQ 8324 6717
Smock 1843 Burnt down September 1910 Upchurch Wakeleys 1910.jpg
Uphill Uphill Mill Smock 1790 Demolished May 1931

W, Y[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Image
Walmer Post 1736 1736 1736
Waltham Cloke's Mill
TR 109 488
Smock 1872 Blown down 11 February 1931
Windmill World
Waltham Dilnot's Old Mill Smock c. 1850 Collapsed 20 May 1910
Windmill World
Warehorne 1596 1596 1596
Warehorne Post 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1900
Westerham Newland Mill[42] Horizontal windmill 1792[42] 1819
Westerham Hosey Common Mill 1596
1610
1596 1610
Westerham Hosey Common Mill 1858 Burnt down c. 1860
West Hougham West Hougham Mill
TR 268 402
Smock 1802[1] Collapsed 1951[1]
Windmill World
West Kingsdown Old Mill Post 1843 Burnt Down May 1909 West Kingsdown 1906.jpg
West Kingsdown West Kingsdown Mill
TQ 582 623
Smock 1880 Windmill World West Kingsdown mill.jpg
Westwell Tutt Hill Mill 1878 Burnt down c. 1880
Whitfield Whitfield Mill Smock 1805[7] Demolished c. 1916
Whitstable Borstal Hill 1736 1736 1736
Whitstable Black Mill
TR 105 652
Smock 1815 Windmill World Whitstable Black 1917.jpg
Whitstable Borstal Hill pumping mill
Whitstable Feakins' Mill Smock 1843 Demolished 1905
Windmill World
Whitstable Feakins' Mill Post
Willesborough Old Mill
TR 032 422
Smock 1843 Demolished 1868
Willesborough New Mill
TR 032 422
Smock 1869 Windmill World Willesbourgh Windmill, Ashford, Kent.jpg
Wingham Wingham Well
TR 236 568
Tower 1878 Demolished December 1963[32]
Wingham Shatterling Mill Post 1769 1769 1769
Wittersham Old Mill Post 1736
1769
1736 Demolished 1922 Wittersham Old.jpg
Wittersham Stocks Mill
TQ 913 273
Post 1781 Windmill World Stocks Mill.jpg
Woodchurch Upper Mill Smock 1769 1769 Standing in 1933, gone by 1939[1] Woodchurch c1912 (1).jpg
Woodchurch Lower Mill
TQ 943 353
Smock 1820 Windmill World Lower Mill, Woodchurch.jpg
Woodnesborough 1695
1736
1695 1736
Woodnesborough Post 1736
1769
1736 Moved to Ash (Mount Ephraim) in 1818
Wormshill Beddington (north)
Wormshill Beddington (south)
Worth Smock 1769 1769 Demolished c. 1903
Wrotham Fry's Mill
TQ 62838 57765
Smock[43] 1800[44] Burnt down 1906[44]
Wye Wye Windmill Smock 1843 Demolished c. 1920 Wye windmill.jpg
Yalding Rugmore (Rugmer) Hill Mill Post 1839 1870s
Yalding Downs Farm Mill Post 1844[45] Demolished c. 1870
Yalding Claygate Mill[45] 1847[45] 1847[45]

Locations formerly within Kent[edit]

Notes[edit]

Unless otherwise indicated, the reference for all entries is:-

Coles Finch, William (1933). Watermills and Windmills. London: C W Daniel Company. 

Mills in bold are still standing, known building dates are indicated in bold. Text in italics denotes indicates that the information is not confirmed, but is likely to be the case stated.

Maps[edit]

The maps quoted by date are:-

  • 1414 – Thomas of Elmham (map of Thanet)
  • 1596 – Phil Symondson
  • 1610 – John Speed
  • 1695 – Robert Morden
  • 1719 – Dr Harris
  • 1736 – Emanuel Bowen
  • 1769 – Andrews, Dury and Herbert
  • 1829 – Greenwood & Co

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y West, Jenny (1973). The Windmills of Kent. London: Charles Skilton. ISBN 0284985341. 
  2. ^ a b Post Office Directory of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, and Sussex, Part 1: Counties & Localities. General Post Office. 1855. p. p266. 
  3. ^ a b Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. pp. p60–63, 158, 190. ISBN 0-85033-345-8. 
  4. ^ a b c Clark, F C (1947). Kentish Fire. Rye: Adams & Son. 
  5. ^ Bennett, Richard; Elton, John (1899). History of Corn Milling, Volume 2, Watermills and Windmills. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. p. 251. 
  6. ^ "Fowle Family Page". Man Family. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Directory of Kent Mill People". The Mills Archive Trust. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Bygone Kent". Bygone Kent (Rainham: Meresborough Books) 4 (8): p463–64. August 1982. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Bygone Kent". Bygone Kent (Rainham: Meresborough Books) 3 (7): p411–414. July 1981. 
  10. ^ a b "CHALLOCK". British History Online. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  11. ^ Bob Ogley, Ian Currie and Mark Davison (1991). The Kent Weather Book. Brasted Chart: Froglets Publications Ltd. pp. p25. ISBN 1-872337-35-X. 
  12. ^ Appears in "Chatham, from Spur Battery", a painting by J M W Turner
  13. ^ "Windmill blown over in storm". BBC News. 26 November 2003. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  14. ^ Holman, Geoff (2010). "Windmills". Cant Post (Kent Mills Society) (1): p11. 
  15. ^ "Windmill collapses following fire". BBC News. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  16. ^ Stoyel, Alan (2008). Memories of Kentish Watermills, The Rivers Cray & Darent. Ashbourne: Landmark Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84306-418-3. 
  17. ^ "No. 26 Doddington Windmill". twokentvillages.org. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  18. ^ a b "Kingsford Windmill Brewery". dover-kent.com. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  19. ^ Painted by John Constable in that year
  20. ^ a b "Nutley Windmill". Sussex Mills Group. Retrieved 9 May 2008. 
  21. ^ a b c Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. pp. p54, 180, 189. ISBN 0-85033-345-8. 
  22. ^ Farries, K G and Mason, M T (1966). The Windmills of Surrey and Inner London. London: Charles Skilton. pp. p92. 
  23. ^ "HAWKING". British History Online. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  24. ^ Finch gives a date of c. 1860
  25. ^ a b "Early History of Bradbourne: A working document". Roger Sheldon. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  26. ^ Photographs dated 1963 show collapsed wreckage, lodge with the Mills Archive
  27. ^ a b "LENHAM". British History Online. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  28. ^ "KENT". University of Kent at Canterbury. Retrieved 26 May 2009. 
  29. ^ "Kent Millwrights". UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  30. ^ Daily Telegraph and Morning Post, 16 August 1954
    Windmill World
  31. ^ a b "A WINDMILL IN KENT". Engines of our Ingenuity. Retrieved 3 November 2008. 
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l White Mill Folk Museum, Sandwich
  33. ^ "A windmill among Delce's back gardens". Medway Memories. Retrieved 7 May 2008. 
  34. ^ "CHATHAM". British History Online. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  35. ^ "Ringle Crouch Windmill, Sandhurst, Kent". English Heritage. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  36. ^ a b c d "Bygone Kent". Bygone Kent (Rainham: Meresborough Books) 3 (1): p15–18. January 1981. 
  37. ^ a b Bygone Kent (Rainham: Meresborough Books) 6 (2): p87–91. February 1984. 
  38. ^ "Sissinghurst Windmill, Kent". Windmill World. Retrieved 3 November 2008. 
  39. ^ "ST. NICHOLAS". British History Online. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  40. ^ a b Cumming, Rob (2010). "Stodmarsh Windpump, Wickhambreaux". Cant Post (Kent Mills Society) (1): p5. 
  41. ^ Picture showing the windmill
  42. ^ a b "Windmills in Westerham, Kent, and horizontal mills". Rob Cummings. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  43. ^ Old postcards show it to have been a smock mill
  44. ^ a b "A Brief History". wrothamheath.co.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2008. 
  45. ^ a b c d Tony Kremer, ed. (July 1975). Origins of Yalding Parish. "Twyford History Series". pp. p16–17.