List of windmills in West Sussex

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List of windmills in West Sussex is located in West Sussex
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Extant (red) and former (blue) windmills in West Sussex.
1 Angmering, 2 Arundel, 3 Barnham, 4 Boxgrove, 5 Clayton, 6 Durrington, 7 Earnley, 8 East Wittering, 9 Keymer, 10 Lowfield Heath, 11 Nutbourne, 12 Pagham, 13 Selsey, 14 Shipley, 15 Singleton, 16 Washington, 17 West Chiltington

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

Locations[edit]

A[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Aldingbourne
Aldingbourne
Amberley Old Mill, Amberley Tower
Angmering Jerusalem Mill Post[1] 1780[1] Moved to Rustington, September 1848[1]
Angmering Luck's Mill Post 1813 Demolished July 1930
Angmering Highdown New Mill
Ecclesden Mill

TQ 082 044
Tower 1826 Angmering mill.jpg
Angmering Preston Place Farm Trestle with wind wheel 1853 1916[1]
Apuldram Dell Quay Mill
Tipper's Mill[2]
Post 1790 Demolished c. 1866
Arundel Cement Mill 1864[3] Standing c. 1915[3]
Arundel Atfield's Mill Post c. 1824 Demolished December 1864.[4] William Turner. Arundel Castle, with Rainbow. c. 1824. Watercolour on paper. British Museum.jpg
Arundel South Marsh Mill
TQ 013 063
Tower 1830 Windmill World Arundel 1920 (2).jpg
Ashington Old Mill
Ashurst Post 1789 Blown down December 1929

B[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Barnham 1230[5] 1683[5]
Barnham Old Mill Post 1762[5] Blown down 11 October 1827[6]
Barnham
Feaver's Mill
John Baker's Mill

SU 968 039
Tower 1829 Windmill World Barnham windmill.jpg
Billingshurst Sprinks Mill
Six Bells Inn Mill
Burnt down 5 November 1852
Billingshurst Hammond's Mill
TQ 092 260
Smock 1825 Blown down 1906[7]
Windmill World
Birdham Post 1724 1724 1724
Birdham Smock 1927[7] 1939, gone by 1946
Bognor Regis[3] Black Mill[3] Tower[3] Standing c. 1899[3]
Bolney Smock 18th century[8] 19th century
Bosham Old Mill
Boxgrove Halnaker Mill
SU 920 097
Tower 1740s Windmill World Halnaker Windmill 2.JPG
Bramber[7] 1778[7] 1779[7]
Burgess Hill Post

C[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Chichester St James's Mill
Chichester Broyle Mill
Chichester Broyle Mill (2nd mill)
Chichester Portfield Mill
Chidham Old Mill Post
Clayton Duncton Mill
TQ 304 135
Post 1765 Demolished 1866
Windmill World
Clayton Duncton.jpg
Clayton Jill
TQ 304 134
Post 1852 Windmill World Clayton Windmills, Sussex.jpg
Clayton Jack
TQ 304 135
Tower 1866 Windmill World Clayton mills.jpg
Climping Ilsham Manor[9] 1338[9] 1338[9]
Climping Cudlow Manor[9] 1338[9] 1338[9]
Climping Atherington Manor[9]
Totsham Mill[9]
1378[9] 1485[9]
Climping Clymping Mill[9] Post 1780[9] Replaced by smock mill, 1799
Climping Clymping Mill
TQ 015 013
Smock 1799 Demolished 1963
Windmill World
Clymping mill base.jpg
Coldwaltham Watersfield Common Éolienne Bollée
Coldwaltham Watersfield Mill Smock
Compton Old Mill 1724 1724 1724
Cowfold Monastery Éolienne Bollée 1885[10]
Cowfold Éolienne Bollée 1885[10] Collapsed 1960s[10]
Cuckfield Beech Farm Mill Smock 1873 Demolished 1922
Cuckfield Whiteman's Green Mill
Whiteman's Cross Mill
Post Demolished c. 1877
Cuckfield Kennard's Mill

D – F[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Durrington High Salvington Mill 1724 1615 1724
Durrington High Salvington Mill
TQ 123 067
Post c. 1750 Windmill World Durrington mill.jpg
Durrington Glynde windpump
TQ 123 067
Hollow Post 2008
Earnley Somerley Mill
SZ 817 984
Smock 1803 Windmill World Somerley mill.jpg
East Wittering East Wittering Mill
SZ 797 973
Tower 1810 East Wittering mill.jpg
Fishbourne Post c. 1854[11] Demolished 1898[11]
Felpham Black Mill Post[12] 1760[12] Demolished December 1902[12]
Felpham White Mill Smock 1801[12] Demolished 1879[12]
Ferring John Olliver's Mill Post 1750[13] Blown down c. 1823[13]
Findon Church Hill Mill[14] Post[14] 1783[14] 1794[14]
Findon Old Mill Post[15] 1823[15] 1891[16]
Findon Muntham[17] Vertical axis mill 1794[17] 1795[17]
Fontwell White Mill

G – H[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Goring-by-Sea Goring Mill 1724 1724 1724 – Actually 'Heene Mill' as the Budgeon Map of 1724 shows it east of the Hundred boundary.
Harting 1724 1724 1724
Haywards Heath Church Field Mill
Henfield Old Mill
Neptown Mill
[18]
Post 1724[19] Blown down 1908[19]
Henfield New Mill
Barringer's Mill
[18]
Post 1844[18] Burnt 1954[18] Henfield 1915.jpg
Highbrook Hammingden Mill Smock 1830 Moved to Newhaven 1844
Horsham Wimblehurst Mill
Horsham Champion's Mill
Horsham Warnham Mill
Horsham Compton Mill
Horsham Roffey Mill
Horsham Southwater Mill
Cripplegate Mill
[20]
Smock 1810[21] Burnt down 1914
Hunston Kipson Bank Mill
TQ 858 008
Smock 1813 1801 Demolished 1919
Windmill World

I – L[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Ifield Post c. 1870 Demolished 1899
Keymer Oldland Mill
TQ 321 162
Post 1703 Windmill World Oldland Mill.jpg
Kirdford[12] Kirdford Mill[12] Post[12] 1770s[12] Moved to Coolham c. 1800[12]
Lancing Hoe Court[22] 1276[22] 1277[22]
Lancing Lancing Down Mill Post 16th century[22] 1592[22]
Lancing Lancing Down Mill Post 1750 Demolished 1905[22]
Lindfield[7]
Littlehampton Cudlow Mill
Arun Mill[7]
Post Moved to Fishbourne c 1854[11]
Littlehampton Arun Mill Tower
Littlehampton Toddington Mill[7]
Lowfield Heath Lowfield Heath Mill
TQ 270 398
Post 1762
1777
1789
1823*
1762 Dismantled June 1987, re-erected at Charlwood, Surrey 1989
Lyminster Brookfield Mill
Lyminster Toddington Mill

N – P[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Northchapel Old Mill
North Stoke Post
Nutbourne Nutbourne Mill
TQ 078 189
Tower 1854 Windmill World Nutbourne Mill.jpg
Nutbourne
Oving 1291[23] 1291[23]
Oving Old Mill Burnt down 19th century[23]
Pagham Post
Pagham Nyetimber Mill
SZ 892 988
Tower 1840s Windmill World Pagham Mill.jpg
Petworth Old Mill
Plaistow Pullen's Mill
Pulborough Heath Mill
Pulborough Pulborough Mill
Pulborough Waterfield Mill Post Demolished 1869

R – S[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Rudgwick Rudgwick Mill
Rudgwick Honey Lane Mill
Rusper Old Mill Smock
Rustington Bridge Mill Post[12] 1855[12] 1894[12]
Rustington Sea Field Mill Post[12] 1805[12] Demolished 1910[12]
Rustington Rustington Mill 1848[1] Moved to Fishbourne, October 1857
Selham Moorland Farm Mill
Selsey Post 1783 Replaced by tower mill, c. 1827
Selsey Medmerry Mill
SZ 844 934
Tower c. 1827 Windmill World Medmerry Mill, Selsey - geograph.org.uk - 1031162.jpg
Shipley Honeypoles Mill
Shipley King's Mill
TQ 143 218
Smock 1879 Windmill World Shipley mill.jpg
Shipley Coolham Mill Post
Shoreham Good Friday Mill Post c. 1764 Burnt down 1899
Shoreham Old Mill
Shoreham Town Mill Post
Shoreham Shripney Mill
Singleton Westham windpump
SU 874 128
Hollow post 1975 Windmill World
Slindon Slindon Mill Post
Sompting pumping mill
Southwick Southwick Mill Smock
Southwick Cement Mill
Steyning Post
Storrington Botting's Mill Post
Storrington Kithurst Mill[24][24]
Black Mill[24]
Box Mill[24]
Post 1750[24] Demolished 1923[24]
Storrington Storrington Mill Post 1820[24]
Sullington Sullington Mill
Warren Mill
Crowhurst's Mill
Post 1800 Burnt down 9 August 1911,[25] windshaft remains on site Windshaft.jpg
Sullington Post

T – W[edit]

Location Name of mill and
grid reference
Type Maps First mention
or built
Last mention
or demise
Photograph
Twineham Hooker's mill Hollow post c. 1865 Demolished 1900
Upmarden Haslet Mill 1581[26] 1593[26]
Upmarden Upmarden Mill
Apple Down Mill
Upper Beeding 1384[27] 1700[27]
Upper Beeding Post 1779[7] 1875, gone by 1896[27]
Walberton Avisford Hill Mill Post
Walberton Short's Mill Smock c. 1820 Demolished c. 1896
Washington Rock Mill
TQ 128 137
Smock 1823 Windmill World Rock Mill, Washington.jpg
West Ashling (Funtington) Hackett's Mill Hollow Post c. 1868 Demolished 1955
West Chiltington Meeten's Mill
TQ 085 181
Smock 1838 Windmill World Meeten's mill.jpg
West Dean Binderton Rook Mill
Rook Bindert's Mill
1724 1724 1724
West Dean Two Titt iron wind engines 1898[28]
West Grinstead Littleworth Mill
Jolesfield Mill
Smock 1813 1788 Demolished 1959, tower re-erected at Gatwick Manor, Crawley. Intended reconstruction but never completed as a windmill. Surviving machinery now exhibited at Lowfield Heath Mill.
West Hoathly Selsfield Common Mill Smock
Wisborough Green Amblehurst Mill
Wisborough Green Champion's Mill Smock 1820 Demolished 1915
Worth Effingham Mill
Worth Crawley Down Mill
Worthing Heene 1279[29] 1279[29]
Worthing Heene Mill 1650[29] 1750s[29]
Worthing Heene Mill Post 1825[12] Demolished June 1903[12]
Worthing Cross Street Mill
Isted's Mill
Teville Mill[30]
Post 1807[30] Moved to new site (Sea Mill) 1881[30]
Worthing Sea Mill Post 1881[30]
Worthing East Mill
Navarino North Mill
Hide's Mill
[30]
Smock 1813 1813 Demolished 1902
Worthing Navarino South Mill Tower c. 1829 Demolished c. 1910
Worthing Cissbury Mill
Ballard's Mill
[31]
Offington Mill[31]
Broadwater Mill[31]
Post 1780[12] Demolished c. 1914[12] Worthing Cissbury 1906.jpg
Worthing pumping mill

Sources[edit]

Unless stated otherwise, the source for all entries is Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. ISBN 0-85033-345-8.  or Hemming, Peter (1936). Windmills in Sussex. London: C W Daniel.  Online version

Maps[edit]

  • 1596 Robert Morden
  • 1724 Richard Budgen
  • 1762 John Rocque[32]
  • 1777 Andrews & Drury[32]
  • 1789 Lindley & Crossley[32]
  • 1795 Gardner & Gream
  • 1813 Ordnance Survey
  • 1823 C & G Greenwood
  • 1823* Bryant[32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Harbour Villages". Chichester Harbour Consultancy. Archived from the original on 16 April 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Postcards of Sussex Mills". Sussex Mills Group. Retrieved 17 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "(unrecorded)". West Sussex Gazette. 15 December 1864. 
  5. ^ a b c "BARNHAM". British History Online. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "The Windmill, Barnham, Sussex". Roughwood. Retrieved 18 October 2008. 
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  8. ^ "About Bolney". Bolney Community website. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
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  13. ^ a b "A MILLER'S TALE (......and his ghost)". findonvillage.com. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
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  17. ^ a b c "THE MUNTHAM WINDMILL". findonvillage.com. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Mills – the mill on Henfield Common". mjra.net. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  19. ^ a b "Mills – the mill at Neptown". mjra.net. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  20. ^ Allegedly moved from Cripplegate, City of London, but no definite evidence of a mill there after 1601.
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  25. ^ "A Quick Canter Through The History Of Sullington". sullingtoncommon.co.uk. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  26. ^ a b "UP MARDEN". British History Online. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  27. ^ a b c "Upper Beeding Economic history". British History Online. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  28. ^ Major, J Kenneth (1977). The Windmills of John Wallis Titt. The International Molinological Society. 
  29. ^ a b c d "HEENE WINDMILL IN WORTHING". findonvillage.com. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  30. ^ a b c d e "WORTHING'S FURTHER CONTRIBUTION T0 THE WINDMILL SCENE". findonvillage.com. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  31. ^ a b c "CISSBURY WINDMILL (TQ 136 058) – otherwise known as Offington Windmill, Ballard's Mill and Broadwater Mill – take your pick!". findonvillage.com. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  32. ^ a b c d Map of Surrey