The mill in 2007
|Mill name||Nutbourne Mill|
|No. of sails||Four sails|
|Type of sails||Spring sails|
|No. of pairs of millstones||Two pairs|
Nutbourne Windmill was built in 1854. It had a short working life, stopping c.1894. The mill gradually became derelict, although the cap was still on the mill during the Second World War. At some point, the tail beam failed, and the windshaft was left hanging down vertically at the top of the tower, supported by the stocks alone. The mill tower now serves as a tasting room and shop for Nutbourne vineyards.
Nutbourne Windmill is a five storey brick and stone tower mill with a stage at first floor level. The mill had a beehive cap, winded by a fantail and is thought to have had four Spring sails. The mill drove two pairs of underdrift millstones.
- Messrs Reed and Stillwell 1890
References for above:-
- Windmill World Page on Nutbourne windmill.
Hemming, Peter (1936). Windmills in Sussex. London: C W Daniel. Online version