Chalton Windmill

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Chalton Windmill
Chalton Mill
Mill nameChalton mill
Grid referenceSU 7160 1608
Coordinates50°56′23″N 0°58′56″W / 50.9398°N 0.9822°W / 50.9398; -0.9822Coordinates: 50°56′23″N 0°58′56″W / 50.9398°N 0.9822°W / 50.9398; -0.9822
Year builtEarly 19th century
PurposeCorn mill
TypeTower mill
StoreysFour storeys
No. of sailsFour sails
Type of sailsPatent sails
WindshaftCast iron

Chalton Windmill is a Grade II listed[1] tower mill on the top of Windmill Hill at Chalton, Hampshire, England, which has been converted to residential use.


A mill has been recorded on the site since 1289.[2] A windmill was marked on John Norden's map dated 1607, John Speed's map dated 1611, Joan Blaeu's map dated 1645 and John Ogilby's map dated 1675.[3] The Chalton mill was built in the early nineteenth century.[1] In the 1950s it was threatened with demolition but a preservation order was placed on the mill by the local council.[4] Circa 1978 permission was given for the mill to be incorporated into a new-build house.[5] The converted mill was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Petersfield Society.[4]


Chalton windmill is a four-storey tower mill. It had four patent sails carried on a cast iron windshaft and the cap was winded by a fantail. The millstones were driven overdrift.[5]


  1. ^ a b "CHALTON WINDMILL, CLANFIELD, EAST HAMPSHIRE, HAMPSHIRE". English Heritage. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  2. ^ "CHALTON". British History Online. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Windmill, Clanfield". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  4. ^ a b "The Petersfield Society Awards". The Petersfield Society. Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  5. ^ a b Ellis, Monica (editor) (1978). Water and Wind Mills in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Southampton: Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group. p. 60. ISBN 0-905280-01-6.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)

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