Copton Pumping Windmill
|Operator(s)||Faversham Water Company|
|No. of sails||Four|
|Type of sails||Patent sails|
|Fantail blades||Six blades|
|Type of pump||Plunger|
Copton Mill was built by the millwrights Spray and Harmer in 1863. The mill was marked on the 1858–72 and 1903–10 Ordnance Survey maps. It was worked by wind until 1930, when the cap and sails were removed and replaced with a 6,000 imperial gallons (27,000 l) water tank.
- Faversham Water Company
- Mid Kent Water Company
- South East Water
Copton Mill is a three-storey brick tower mill which formerly had a Kentish-style cap. It had four patent sails 37 feet (11.28 m) long and 5 feet (1.52 m) wide carried on a cast-iron windshaft. The mill was winded by a fantail. It was rated at 15 horsepower (11 kW) and could pump 10,000 imperial gallons (45,000 l) of water per hour. An oil engine was used as auxiliary power.
- Windmill World page on the mill.