Meeten's Mill, West Chiltington

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West Chiltington Windmill
Meeten's mill.jpg
The mill in 2006
Origin
Mill name Meeten's Mill
Mill location TQ 085 181
Coordinates 50°57′07″N 0°27′25″W / 50.952°N 0.457°W / 50.952; -0.457Coordinates: 50°57′07″N 0°27′25″W / 50.952°N 0.457°W / 50.952; -0.457
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1838
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Smock mill
Storeys Two-storey smock
Base storeys Two-storey base
Smock sides Eight sides
No. of sails Four
Type of sails Spring sails
Winding Fantail
No. of pairs of millstones Three pairs

Meeten's Mill is a grade II listed[1] smock mill at West Chiltington, Sussex, England, which has been converted to residential use.

History[edit]

Meeten's Mill was originally built at Monkmead, and moved to West Chiltington in 1838. The mill first appeared on the West Chiltington tithe map of 1840.[2] The mill was refitted by William Cooper,[3] the Henfield millwright in 1865. It was working until 1922, when it was stripped of machinery and house converted. The millstones went to a watermill at Coolham.[2]

Description[edit]

Rock Mill is a two-storey smock mill on a two-storey stone base, with a stage at first-floor level. She had four Spring sails. The cap is in the Kentish style, winded by a fantail. The mill drove three pairs of millstones. The mill only has two sails and the fantail is missing. Various extensions have been made to the smock tower.[2]

Millers[edit]

  • Hammond 1840 - 1844
  • Willmer 1845 -
  • Meeten 1898 - 1918

References for above:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WEST CHILTINGTON WINDMILL, MILL ROAD, WEST CHILTINGTON, HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ a b c d Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. pp. 71–72, 190. ISBN 0-85033-345-8. 
  3. ^ "William Cooper". Henfield History Group. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Hemming, Peter (1936). Windmills in Sussex. London: C W Daniel.  Online version