King's Head Mill, Battle
The mill in 2007
|Mill name||Kings Head Mill
Caldbec Hill Mill
|Base storeys||Single-storey base|
|Smock sides||Eight sides|
|No. of sails||Four sails|
|Fantail blades||Six blades|
|No. of pairs of millstones||Three pairs|
King's Head Mill was built in 1805, replacing a post mill. The mill was working until the First World War and in 1924 was stripped of its machinery and house converted. The work was done by Neve's, the Heathfield millwrights.
King's Head Mill is a four-storey smock mill on a single-storey brick base. It has a Kentish-style cap winded by a fantail. When working it had four shuttered sails carried on a cast-iron windshaft, driving three pairs of millstones. The current windshaft is a dummy, added when the mill was converted. The original windshaft is displayed at Polegate windmill.
- William Neve 1805 - 1839
- Porter 1839 - 1860
- Henry Harmer
- Jenner - WWI
References for above:-
- "THE OLD MILL, WHATLINGTON ROAD, BATTLE, ROTHER, EAST SUSSEX". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-05-09.
- Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. pp. 56–57, 189. ISBN 0-85033-345-8.
- Windmill World Page on Battle Windmill.
Hemming, Peter (1936). Windmills in Sussex. London: C W Daniel. Online version