Chalton Windmill

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Chalton Windmill
Chalton Mill
Mill name Chalton mill
Grid reference SU 7160 1608
Coordinates 50°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 built Early 19th century
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Four storeys
No. of sails Four sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Windshaft Cast iron
Winding Fantail

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]


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

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". 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. 

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