Nutbourne Windmill

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Nutbourne Windmill
Nutbourne Mill.jpg
The mill in 2007
Mill nameNutbourne Mill
Mill locationTQ 078 189
Coordinates50°57′32″N 0°27′58″W / 50.959°N 0.466°W / 50.959; -0.466Coordinates: 50°57′32″N 0°27′58″W / 50.959°N 0.466°W / 50.959; -0.466
Operator(s)Nutbourne Vineyards
Year built1854
PurposeCorn mill
TypeTower mill
StoreysFive storeys
No. of sailsFour sails
Type of sailsSpring sails
No. of pairs of millstonesTwo pairs

Nutbourne Windmill is a tower mill at Nutbourne, Sussex, England which has been converted to retail use.


Nutbourne Windmill was built in 1854.[1] 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.[2] The mill tower now serves as a tasting room and shop for Nutbourne vineyards.[3]


Nutbourne Windmill is a five-storey brick and stone tower mill with a stage at first floor level.[2] The mill had a beehive cap, winded by a fantail and is thought to have had four Spring sails.[4] The mill drove two pairs of underdrift millstones.[2]


  • Messrs Reed and Stillwell 1890

References for above:-[2]

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  1. ^ "Windmills in Sussex p89". The Weald. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
  2. ^ a b c d Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. pp. 80–81, 191. ISBN 0-85033-345-8.
  3. ^ "The Windmill Shop". Nutbourne Vineyards. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
  4. ^ "Windmills in Sussex p90". The Weald. Retrieved 2008-05-12.

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Further reading[edit]

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