Walter's Mill, Mark Cross

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Mark Cross Windmill
Mark Cross windmill.jpg
The converted mill
Origin
Mill name Walter's mill
Mill location TQ 585 315
51°03′40″N 0°15′36″E / 51.061°N 0.260°E / 51.061; 0.260
Operator(s) Private
Year built c1845
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Five storeys
No. of sails Four sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Winding Fantail
Auxiliary power Gas engine
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs

Walter's Mill is a tower mill at Mark Cross, Sussex, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.

History[edit]

Walter's Mill was first mentioned in 1845 and is thought to have been built by the Arnold brothers of Paddock Wood, Kent. The mill was working by wind until 26 July 1911, when it was burnt out. The mill was refitted and driven by a gas engine, at that time having a crenellated top, which was removed in the early 1930s.[1] the mill building was converted and extended to form a house in 1962.[2] In 2005, it was announced that the owners planned to rebuild the cap and sails, and return the mill to a more traditional appearance in the long term.[3]

Description[edit]

For an explanation of the various pieces of machinery, see Mill machinery.

Walter's Mill is a five-storey tile-hung brick tower mill. It had four Patent sails. The Kentish-style cap was winded by a fantail. The mill drove two pairs of underdrift millstones. The converted tower stands today, with the window and door openings having been enlarged during the conversion.[1]

Millers[edit]

  • Catherine Ashby 1845
  • Walter Dunk 1855 - 1856
  • Edward J Walter and Sons 1887
  • Edward and Joseph Walter 1903
  • Joseph Walter and Son 1905
  • Joseph Walter and Sons 1913
  • Wealden Farmers Ltd 1930s

References for above:-[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brunnarius, Martin (1979). The Windmills of Sussex. Chichester: Philimore. pp. 131–132, 196. ISBN 0-85033-345-8. 
  2. ^ "History". Mark Cross Windmill. Archived from the original on August 27, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Mark Cross Windmill". Sussex Mills Group. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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