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The windmill is a Couris Thing, Compleatly built by art of man, To grind the corn for man and beast, That all alike may have a feast.
The mill she is built of wood, iron and stone, Therefore she cannot go aloan; Therefore to make the mill to go, The wind from some part she must blow.
The motison of the mill is swift, The miller must be very thrift, To jump about and get things ready, Or else the mill will soon run empty.
 
The English expression "One sandwich short of a picnic" has an equivalent in Dutch
"Hij heft een klap van de molen gehad" , which translates as "he got a blow from a windmill"
Many thanks to John O'Flaherty for this contribution.

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When he thought it was time to refill grain hopper, the Miller entered his windmill, to find a mouse on the Runner Stone trotting steadily along the edge of the eye of the stone in the opposite direction to that of the stone's rotation, thus keeping the same relative position.   It had evidently been in the eye of the stone eating grain when the mill was started.
Seeing the Miller, the mouse tried to escape, but only just saved itself from being thrown off the stone by centrifugal force, and had to scramble back to the edge of the eye.
"What did you do ?" I asked.  
"I watched the mouse for several minutes"   said the Miller   "Then I stopped the mill and let him run away;  I thought he deserved it."

In Sussex there are fine examples of Post Mills, Smock Mills and Tower Mills.

Below is a list of Windmills in Sussex [including standing mills, bygone mills and notable remains]  

A photograph or in the "Link to website" column indicates that further details on that mill are available by clicking thereon.

The logos link to the "Lost Mills Of Sussex" archive on the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society web site.

Mill Societies and owners of Sussex Windmills are invited to contact us with their website address and/or text and photographs for inclusion on our website.

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Name / Location National
Grid
Reference

Type
Website Design : Simon Potter
Link to
website
Alfriston TQ518027 Tower Mill *
Highdown New Mill
Angmering
TQ082044 Tower Mill *
Luck's Mill
Angmering
TQ072041 Post Mill *
Dell Quay
Appledram
SU835029 Post Mill *
Argos Hill
Mayfield
TQ571283 Post Mill [1]Argos Hill Windmill
[2]
Windover
Arlington
TQ537035 Post Mill *
South Marsh
Arundel
TQ013063 Tower Mill *
Arundel Cement Mills TQ181160 Post Mill & Tower Mill [1]
[2]The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Ashcombe Mill
Lewes St. Annes
Kingston Down
TQ392089 Post Mill Ashcombe Windmill
Ashurst TQ181160 Post Mill *
The Harrow Mill
Baldslow
TQ801132 Smock Mill *
Barcombe   Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Barnham
A tower mill built in 1829, and working up to the 1920s. Milling continued on site until 1985.
SU968038 Tower Mill *
Battle TQ748166 Smock Mill *
Benhall   Post Mill
Berwick Mill
near Alfriston
  Post Mill Berwick
Hoad's Mill
Bexhill Down
TQ733087 Post Mill Hoad's Mill, Bexhill
Pankhurst's (Sidley)
Bexhill
TQ732095 Smock Mill *
Hammond's Mill
Billingshurst
TQ092261 Smock Mill *
Bodle Street Green
  Post Mill
Black Mill
Bognor
  Tower Mill
Boreham Street
  Post Mill
Brede TQ823187 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Broadwater TQ136058 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Rockhill
Burwash
TQ632232 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Heritage
Chailey
TQ387214 Smock Mill Chailey Windmill
South Chailey
TQ388176 Smock Mill
Clayton ( Jack and Jill ) TQ303134 Post Mill
Tower Mill
Climping TQ015012 Smock Mill *
Coolham TQ116232 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Erry's Mill
Cowbeech
TQ621146 Smock Mill *
Old
Cross In Hand
TQ558217 Post Mill *
New
Cross In Hand
TQ558218 Post Mill *
Beacon
Crowborough
  Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Crowborough Beacon Mill : Addendum 26-Jan-04, updated 15-Jul-07 by Richard Ashby :
In 1839 she was owned by Sarah Ashby (nee Avery). Her husband James was originally the miller. Reuben was their son. Richard Pratt was the son of James Pratt and Kitty Ashby. Ashbys from time to time were millers at several Sussex mills such as Stone Mill, Bolney Mill and Bartley Mill
Pratt's Mill
Crowborough
TQ518311 Tower Mill *
Beech Farm Mill
Cuckfield
TQ297253 Smock Mill *
Cuttons Hill Mill
East Grinstead
TQ413371 Smock Mill *
Dallington TQ660193 Smock Mill *
Golden Cross
Wicken's Mill
The Dicker
TQ537123 Post Mill *
Lower Dicker New Mill
The Dicker
TQ552117 Post Mill *
Duncton Mill
Clayton
TQ303134 Post Mill
Somerley
Earnley
SZ817984 Smock Mill [1]
[2]
East Hoathly   Post Mill [1]The Lost Windmills of Sussex
[2]
East Wittering SZ797973 Tower Mill *
Hurst's
St. John's Mill
Eastbourne
TQ599001 Tower Mill *
Black
Felpham
  Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
White
Felpham
  Smock Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Fishbourne SU838044 Post Mill *
Blackboys
Framfield
TQ520206 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Jenners
Guestling
TQ843124 Smock Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Glynde Wind Pump
TQ457087 Hollow Post
Hailsham
Harebeating
TQ596105 Post Mill *
Boxgrove
Halnaker
SU920097 Tower Mill Halnaker Windmill
French's (Croft Road)
Hastings
TQ824102 Smock Mill *
Broad Oak
Heathfield
  Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Mutton Hall
Heathfield
TQ581218 Post Mill *
Sandy Cross
Heathfield
TQ583204 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
North Street
Hellingly
  Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Henfield Common Mill

Henfield Neptown Mill
  Post Mills [1]
[2]
High Salvington
Worthing
TQ123067 Post Mill High Salvington
Honeypoles Mill
Shipley
TQ143213 Post Mill
Champions Mill, Horsham
Built 1764/5. Blown down Feb 1860
TQ182314 Post Mill *
EXTRACT FROM WEST SUSSEX GAZETTE 23.2.1860 : CHAMPIONS MILL
On Monday afternoon last about half passed five o'clock a windmill, situated not far from the railway station was leveled to the ground by a sudden gust of wind. The occupier of the mill and his son, named Dale, were at the time working the in the mill. The young man was most miraculously saved from serious injury by some portion of the of the wreck falling over him in such a manner as to protect him in a great measure from some weights which might otherwise have killed him on the spot. Since writing the above we have made further inquiries respecting the accident and find that the unfortunate man Dale died about five hours after the melancholy affair occurred. His body was mutilated in a most shocking manner and his left arm completely smashed. The cause of the accident was undoubtedly the decayed state (on which the safety) of the mill ultimately depended. The deceased, we hear has left a wife and seven children to mourn his untimely loss. The mill was a complete wreck.
Extract kindly sent to us by Jane Bond
Kipson Bank Mill
Hunston
SU858009 Smock Mill *
Hogg Hill
Icklesham
TQ888160 Post Mill *
Telegraph Hill
Icklesham
TQ866162 Smock Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Ifield TQ251379 Post Mill *
Jack
Clayton
TQ303134 Tower Mill Jack Windmill
Jill
Clayton
TQ303134 Post Mill Jill Windmill
Ashcombe Mill
Lewes St. Annes
Kingston Down
TQ392089 Post Mill  
Malling Mill
Lewes
TQ422112 Post Mill
Town Mill
Shelly's Mill
Lewes
TQ413101 Smock Mill *
Southern
Lewes
TQ402093 Post Mill *
Spital
Lewes
TQ399103 Post Mill *
Jolesfield Mill
Littleworth
TQ191205 Smock Mill [1]
[2]
Lowfield Heath
Charlwood
TQ234407 Post Mill Lowfield Heath Windmill
Thorne Mill
Lunsford's Cross
TQ714109 Smock Mill *
Walter's Mill
Mark Cross
TQ585315 Tower Mill  
Medmerry
Selsey
SZ844934 Tower Mill  
Navarino Mills
Worthing
  Smock Mill
and
Tower Mill
*
Ashburnham Mill
Ninfield
  Post Mill
North End Mill
East Grinstead
  TQ387390 Post Mill *
Nutbourne TQ078189 Tower Mill *
Nutley
TQ451291 Post Mill Nutley Windmill
Pagham
Nyetimber
SZ892988 Tower Mill Nyetimber Windmill
Playden   Post Mill
Oldland
Keymer
TQ321163 Post Mill Oldland Windmill
Black Mill
Ore
TQ839117 Smock Mill *
White Mill
Cheale's Mill
Ore
TQ835117 Smock Mill *
Ovenden's
Polegate
TQ582041 Tower Mill Polegate Windmill
Cherry Clack
Punnett's Town
TQ627209 Smock Mill *
Ringmer
TQ450112 Post Mill [1]
[2]
Wadhurst
Riseden
TQ621303 Post Mill *
Rodmell TQ412053 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Beacon
Rottingdean
TQ366025 Smock Mill *
Bridge
Rustington
TQ056029 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Sea Field
Rustington
TQ052014 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Gibbet
Rye
TQ917203 Smock Mill *
Tillingham
Rye
  Smock Mill
Sutton Mill
Seaford
  Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
King's
Shipley
TQ143218 Smock Mill Shipley Windmill
Good Friday
Shoreham
TQ212066 Post Mill *
Ewhurst
Staplecross
TQ782225 Smock Mill *
Stone Cross
TQ619043 Tower Mill Stone Cross Windmill
Warren Mill
Crowhurst's Mill
Sullington
TQ097143 Post Mill *
Telham Mill   Post Mill
Hooker's wind- and water-mill
Twineham
TQ258203 Hollow Post
Udimore   Post Mill
Chapman's Town
Warbleton
TQ616184 Smock Mill *
Short's
Walberton
SU967062 Smock Mill *
Summerhill
Warbleton
TQ619191 Post Mill
Rock Mill
Washington
TQ128137 Smock Mill
Waterhall
Patcham
TQ292086 Tower Mill Patcham Windmill
West Ashling SU808073 Wind & Water *
West Blatchington
Hove
TQ 279068 Smock Mill West Blatchington Windmill
Meeten's
West Chiltington
TQ085181 Smock Mill
Westham
TQ640043 Hollow Post
Crisford's or the Black Mill
Westham
TQ630051 Post Mill
St. Leonard's Mill
Winchelsea
This mill was blown over in the "Great Storm" of 1987
TQ902176 Post Mill *
Windmill Hill
Herstmonceux
TQ648122 Post Mill Windmill Hill Windmill
Champion's Mill
Wisborough Green
TQ050258 Smock Mill *
Heene
Worthing
TQ132028 Post Mill The Lost Windmills of Sussex
Windmills In Sussex by The Rev. Peter Hemming M.A. first published in April 1936

 

There are draft listings of Windmills in Sussex, that have been uploaded by Michael Roots onto the Wikipedia website.

Michael would appreciate comments on the lists, in particular any errors or omissions, so please do contact us or Michael with your comments

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