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Crowborough Post Mill in 1936
Crowborough Post Mill in 1936
This mill is one that has been sadly mutilated. It stands just off the main Tunbridge Wells and Lewes road, on the right-hand side going north, just past the Beacon Hotel, in the garden of a large house now for sale and formerly a convalescent home, so I am told. It is a large black tarred mill, with metalled roof and breast, and is now bereft of sweeps. I was not able to learn anything as to the internal economy of this mill, but I have been told that it once drove two pairs of stones, one French burr and one peak. It is impossible without a ladder to get inside, for most of the rungs of the outside steps are missing and the tail-pole has been broken off near the body of the mill. The canister on the wind-shaft, which is a wooden one, remains, so that probably the brake- and tail-wheels are intact.
extract from Hemming's Windmills


Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1936Windmills in Sussex by Peter Hemming ⇒ p. 32; p. 36
1985Crowborough - The Growth of a Wealden Town by Malcolm Payne ⇒ p. 47

Historical records

c 1875Crowborough Beacon Road, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyWindmill

c 1899Crowborough Beacon Road, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyWindmill

1936Crowborough Post MillCrowborough Post Mill, CrowboroughHemming's Windmills

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