List of windmills in Surrey

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List of windmills in Surrey is located in Surrey
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Extant (red) and former (blue) windmills in Surrey.
1 Buckland, 2 Capel, 3 Charlwood, 4 Ewhurst, 5 Frimley Green, 6 Outwood, 7 Reigate, 8 Tadworth, 9 Wray Common

A list of all windmills and windmill sites which lie in the current ceremonial county of Surrey.

Locations[edit]

A, B[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Alfold Alfold Mill
Laker's Green Mill
Tickner's Heath Mill
Robbin's Mill
Dunsfold Mill
TQ 033 359
Smock 1871 1841 Probably built after 1813. Mill Field marked on 1841 Tithe map, first mention of a miller in 1845 Six Home Counties Directory. Working until c. 1870. Demolished c. 1913.[1]
Ash Post 1332 The Abbot of Chertsey ordered a new windmill to be built at Ash in 1332.[2]
Banstead Hundred Acres Mill
TQ 262 615
Post 1816 1505 Field names in the C16th indicate the possibility of an earlier mill. Demolished c. 1877.[3]
Belmont The Folly Mill
TQ 253 622
Smock 1823 1823 Markeds as a folly on 1823 map. Windmill may have been erected post-1840. Demolished c. 1890 .[4]
Birtley Birtley Mill
TQ 019 435
1834 Built to pump water into the Wey and Arun Canal. Demolished in 1853 .[5]
Blackheath Tangley Way, Blackheath, near Guildford Smock After 1923 Designed by E Lancaster Burne for generating electricity. Out of use by the 1970s.[6]
Bletchingley Cox Hill Mill Moved to Ifield, Sussex c. 1870[7]
Buckland Buckland Windmill
TQ 220 508
Smock A saw mill, built in 1860s or 1870s. Restored 1995-2003. Buckland mill.jpg

C[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Capel Clark's Green Mill
TQ 176 398
Post 1733
1749
1762
1777
1789
1649 Marked on a map of the manor of Dorking dated 1649. Demolished in 1774.[8]
Capel Shiremark Mill
TQ 173 377
Smock 1774 Incorporated timbers from Clark's Green Mill. Working until c.1919. Burnt down 1970. Shiremark mill.jpg
Carshalton TQ 269 630 1816 1816 Marked on the 1" to a mile Ordnance Survey map, 1816 .[9]
Caterham TQ 329 554 Demolished before 1736.[10]
Caterham Caterham Common Mill
TQ 325 563
Post 1696
1762
1793
Standing in 1795. Probably gone by 1838, possibly demolished c. 1851.[11]
Charlwood Stanhill Mill
TQ 238 417
Blown down 13 January 1703.[12]
Charlwood Little Park Farm Mill
TQ 243 398
Blown down 13 January 1703.[12]
Charlwood Norwood Hill Mill
TQ 244 437
1729
1750
1729 1750
Charlwood Charlwood Common Mill
TQ 245 409
Post 1762 1762 1762
Charlwood Charlwood Common Mill
TQ 245 409
Smock 1804 Burnt down February 1901. The base survived and was house converted in 1934.[12] Charlwood Common Mill.jpg
Charlwood Lowfield Heath Mill
TQ 245 409
Post Mill 1989 Windmill World LowfieldHeathWindmill.jpg
Chelsham Chelsham Mill
TQ 350 577
Post 1762
1770
1823
1762 Burnt down c. 1840.[13]
Chiddingfold SU 964 357 1762
1789
1760 Stood 400 yards (370 m) north east of Chiddingfold Church.[14]
Chiddingfold Hungry Corner Mill
SU 952 339
Post 1668 Demolished c.1813.[14]
Chiddingfold Hungry Corner Mill
SU 952 339
Smock 1823
1871
1813 Cap blown off c. 1874, demolished c. 1876.[14] Base survives, used as a store.[15]
Chipstead Mugswell Mill 1790 1772 1790
Chipstead Mugswell Mill
TQ 258 548
Post 1816 Working until c. 1895. Demolished c. 1912.[16] Roundhouse survives.<[17]
Cobham Fairmile Mill
TQ 117 615
1816
1823
c. 1805 Built c. 1805. Demolished in the 1850s.[18]
Cranleigh Windmill Field
TQ 065 376
Gone by 1843.[19]
Cranleigh Cranleigh Common Mill
TQ 048 395
Tower 1753 1703 Replaced by smock mill c. 1800.[19]
Cranleigh Cranleigh Common Mill
Killick's Mill
TQ 036 403
Smock c. 1800 Demolished in February 1917.[19] Cranleigh Common Mill.jpg
Cranleigh Cranley Mill
TQ 019 435
1833 A pumping windmill, supplied water for the Wey and Arun Canal. Demolished in 1853.[19]

D, E[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Dorking Popper Mill
Pupper Mill
1729
1749
1729 1749
Epsom Wells early mill 15th century 15th century
Epsom Wells Post 1823
1871
1796 Burnt down c. 1880
Ewell Tower 1816
1853
1801 Demolished c. 1900
Ewhurst Hurt Wood Mill Post 1733
1749
1648 Standing in 1847, blown down c. 1854
Ewhurst Hurt Wood Mill
TQ 078 427
Tower 1871 1855 Windmill World Ewhurst mill.jpg

F, G, H[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Fetcham Cheshire Mill Tower 1789 1777 1804
Frimley early mill 1537 1537
Frimley Frimley Green Mill
SU 896 563
Tower 1816 1784 Windmill World
Godstone Tilburstow Hill Mill Post 1762
1777
1790
1871
1760 Collapsed 1805
Godstone Godstone Green Mill Post 1816
1871
c. 1810 Demolished late 1880s
Haslemere Grayswood Hill Mill
Oliver's Mill
Smock 1871 1785 Demolished August 1886
Holmwood Holmwood Mill 1762
Holmwood Holmwood Mill Post 1816 1775 Demolished c. 1880
Hookwood Hookwood Mill Post 1823
1866
c. 1820 Demolished 1896
Horley Horley mill Post 1762
1777
1789
1816
1871
1762 Demolished c. 1900
Horne Horne Mill 1823 1823 Standing in 1845, gone by 1851
Horsell Saw mill Post mill 1890 c. 1910

K, L[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Kingston upon Thames Kingston Mill 1700
1733
1700 1733
Leigh Shellwood Common Mill 1729
1750
1762
1789
1729 1789, later burnt down, gone by 1795
Leigh Shellwood Common Mill Post 1816
1823
1795 Standing in 1915, gone by 1925
Limpsfield Chart Post 1816 Demolished February 1925
Long Ditton 1762 1762 1762

M, N[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Merstham Post 1789
1816
1823
1871
1786 Demolished 7 October 1896
Mitcham Mitcham Common Mill Post 1806 Demolished 1906
Mitcham Horizontal
Nutfield Post mill 1296 1296
Nutfield Botterys Mill Post 1680 Demolished December 1929

O, R[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Ockley Emler Mill
Almer's Mill
TQ 147 395
Smock 1823 1803 Collapsed 23 November 1944
Windmill World
Ockley Mill 1909.jpg
Ockley TQ 147 395 Smock Replica for residential use.
Windmill World
Ockley Windmill.jpg
Outwood Outwood Mill
TQ 585 315
Post 1665 Windmill World Outwood Windmill.jpg
Outwood Outwood High Mill Smock 1796 Collapsed 25 November 1960
Reigate Oatmill 1800 1800
Reigate Blackborough Mill 1700
1729
1733
1700 1733, replaced by later post mill on same site
Reigate Blackborough Mill,
Blackberry Mill,
Ganders Hatch Mill
Post 1736 Demolished 1938
Reigate Cockshot Hill Mill 1628 Collapsed by 1639
Reigate Cockshot Hill Mill Post 1729 1729 Standing in 1826, gone by 1845
Reigate Cockshot Hill Mill [20] Post 1748 Demolished c. 1893
Reigate Reigate Heath Mill
TQ 235 500
Post 1753
1762
1753 Windmill World Mill church.jpg
Reigate Trumpet's Hill Mill Smock 1789
1816
1823
1871
Built 1760s Demolished 4 October 1950 Trumpet's Hill Mill.jpg
Reigate Wray Common Mill
TQ 269 511
Tower 1824 Windmill World Wray Common mill.jpg

S[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Shepperton Upper Halliford 14th century 14th century
Shepperton Halliford 1382 1399
Shepperton Walton Bridge
Approximately
TQ 090 658
1597 1597
South Beddington Smock 1835 Burnt down 1852
Sunbury on Thames 1311[21] 1311[21]
Sunbury on Thames 1591[21] 1603[21]
Sunbury on Thames TQ 099 699 1683[21] Burnt down c. 1705[21]
Sunbury on Thames TQ 099 699 1712[21] 1722[21]
Sunbury on Thames TQ 091 701 Smock[21] 1819[21] Demolished 1900s[21]

T, W[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Tadworth Post 1295 1295
Tadworth Post 1600 1775
Tadworth New Mill
TQ 236 554
Post 1780 Windmill World Tadworth Mills.jpg
Tadworth Post 1795 Demolished 1890
Walton-on-Thames 18th century
or earlier
Walton-on-Thames 1765 1765 1820
Warlingham Succombs Hill Post 1198 1325
Warlingham Ashby's Mill Smock 1865 Burnt down 24 April 1865
Warlingham Farleigh Mill
West Horsley Windmill Hill Mill Tower 1729
1753
1762
1777
1790
1729 Demolished 1866
Weybridge Conduit Hill Tower 1847 1847
Windlesham Post

Locations formerly in Surrey[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

Farries, K G, and Mason, M T (1966). The Windmills of Surrey and Inner London. London: Charles Skilton Ltd. 

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:-

  • 1594 – John Norden
  • 1604 – Charles Whitewell
  • 1610 - John Speed
  • 1635 – Moses Glover
  • 1658 - William Faithorne
  • 1719 - Dr Harris
  • 1729 – John Sennex
  • 1733 – John Seller
  • 1746 – John Rocque
  • 1750 - Bowen
  • 1753 – Emanuel Bowen
  • 1762 – John Rocque
  • 1777 – Andrews and Dury
  • 1789 – Lindley and Crosley
  • 1800 – Laurie and Whittle
  • 1816- Ordnance Survey
  • 1820 – Ordnance Survey
  • 1823 - Bryant
  • 1833 – Bryant and/or Greenwood
  • 1850 – C Knight
  • 1863 – Ordnance Survey
  • 1871 - Ordnance Survey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, pp. 38-40.
  2. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, p. 41.
  3. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, pp. 42-43.
  4. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, p. 77.
  5. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, p. 88-89.
  6. ^ http://www.sihg.org.uk/news/07mar-SIHGnews156.pdf
  7. ^ Brunnarius 1979, pp. 166–7.
  8. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, p. 62.
  9. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, p. 70.
  10. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, p. 71.
  11. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, pp. 71-72.
  12. ^ a b c Farries & Mason 1966, pp. 73-76.
  13. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, p. 220-23.
  14. ^ a b c Farries & Mason 1966, pp. 79-80.
  15. ^ "WINDMILL 20 YARDS NORTHWEST OF MILL FARMHOUSE, PETWORTH ROAD CHIDDINGFOLD, WAVERLEY, SURREY". Historic England. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  16. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, p. 153.
  17. ^ "POST MILL IN THE GROUNDS OF MILL HOUSE, MONKSWELL LANE, BANSTEAD, REIGATE AND BANSTEAD, SURREY". Historic England. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  18. ^ Farries & Mason 1966, p. 105.
  19. ^ a b c d Farries & Mason 1966, pp. 88-90.
  20. ^ There were two mills on Cockshot Hill
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Blythman, Guy (1996). Watermills & Windmills of Middlesex. Baron Birch. ISBN 0-86023-538-6. 
Sources
  • Blythman, Guy (1996). Watermills & Windmills of Middlesex. Baron Birch. ISBN 0-86023-538-6. 
  • Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. ISBN 0-85033-345-8. 
  • Farries, K G & Mason, M T (1966). The Windmills of Surrey and Inner London. London: Charles Skilton.