Somerley Mill, Earnley

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Earnley Windmill
Somerley mill.jpg
The mill in 2005
Origin
Mill name Somerley Mill
Mill location SZ 817 983
Coordinates 50°46′44″N 0°50′35″W / 50.779°N 0.843°W / 50.779; -0.843Coordinates: 50°46′44″N 0°50′35″W / 50.779°N 0.843°W / 50.779; -0.843
Operator(s) Private
Year built c1803
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Smock mill
Storeys Three-storey smock
Base storeys Single-storey base
Smock sides Eight sides
No. of sails Four sails
Type of sails Two Spring sails and two Common sails
Winding Fantail
Auxiliary power Engine
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs, a third pair driven by engine

Somerley Mill is a grade II listed[1] smock mill at Earnley, Sussex, England, which is under restoration.

History[edit]

Somerley Mill, was first mentioned in 1803. It was raised in 1827, with a brick base being built under the mill. It was working until 1942.[2] Currently, only the tower stands, the cap having been removed and a temporary roof placed over the top of the smock.

Description[edit]

Somerley Mill is a three-storey smock mill on a single-storey brick base. It had a Beehive cap and was winded by a fantail. When working it had two Common sails and two Spring sails. The mill drove two pairs of overdrift millstones, with a third pair worked by engine.[2]

Millers[edit]

  • Ellis - 1942

References for above:-[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EARNLEY WINDMILL, BELL LANE, EARNLEY, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b c Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. pp. 59–60, 190. ISBN 0-85033-345-8. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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