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Nutley Windmill in 1936
Nutley Windmill in 1936
This very charming windmill is situated in the midst of most lovely scenery, the moor-like Ashdown Forest, covered with heather and bracken, with most beautiful undulations, surrounding it on all sides and at many points affording a wonderful panorama of the surrounding countryside. It lies behind Nutley village, off the road which later forks at Friars Gate and leads to Groombridge and Crowborough respectively; and it is approached by a lane which turns off to the left just after leaving Nutley. Altogether one of the prettiest windmills in the county.
extract from Hemming's Windmills


Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1936Windmills in Sussex by Peter Hemming ⇒ p. 40

Historical records

17th centuryHistoryNutley WindmillHemming's Windmills
This little mill is one of the oldest in Sussex. It is impossible to fix its date with any certainty, but some think it may go back as far as the end of the seventeenth century. However old it may be, it is the only post mill in Sussex that has been an open-trestle mill throughout its career, never having had a round-house. It has recently been done up and given a dressing of creosote, so that now it is no longer a black, but a brown mill. It is a singularly dainty structure, and, I should think, quite the smallest in the county.

1836Manor recordWindmillDuddleswell Manor
Formed by partition of Tenement, 7 acres on condition no dwelling be erected.

1836 to 1862Manor recordWindmillDuddleswell Manor
Henry Sitford of Maresfeild miller purchase £18 admit, fine 14/-. 1854 mortgage William Wells of Forest Row wheelwright £70. 1862 forfeit on non payment.

1840Manor recordTithe map no.499 0.1.24 acre.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation MILLERHenry SitfordNutley Wind Mill1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Sitford
VisitorMary Sitford

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: millerLuke Godly, millerNutley Water Mill1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeFrancess Godley [Fillery]
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Godley
Son; occupation: scholarAlfred Godley
Son; occupation: scholarFrancis Luke Godley
DaughterAnn Godley
Servant; occupation: miller journeymanEd Gaston
Apprentice; occupation Miller's apprenticeOwen H. Osborne
Servant; occupation: house servantCaroline Heasman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: cordwainerWilliam MalthouseNutley Windmill1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeGeorgeanna Malthouse
DaughterMary Ann Malthouse
DaughterMercy Malthouse

1862 to 1862Manor recordWilliam Wells admit and surrendered to Robert Hollands £80.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

1862 to 1867Manor recordWindmillDuddleswell Manor
Robert Hollands of West Hoathly mealman admit and mortgage William Wells £200. 1867 forfeit on non payment.

1867Directory entryAvery Allen, miller, Forest mill, NutleyForest mill, NutleyPost Office Directory

1867 to 1874Manor recordWilliam Wells admit. 1874 surrendered to William Taylor £160.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

1874Directory entryHill John, miller, at Maresfield &, Forest hillForest hillPost Office Directory

1874 to 1906Manor recordWilliam Taylor of Nutley miller admit. 1906 enfranchised.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

c 1875Millbrook, North of Nutley - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyNutley Windmill

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 58, born Maresfield; occupation: labourerJoseph Stevenson, labourerWindmill Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Anna Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 54, born MaresfieldAnna Stevenson
Richard Stevenson, M, Son, single, age 18, born Maresfield; occupation: labourerRichard Stevenson
Henry Stevenson, M, Son, age 13, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarHenry Stevenson
Benjamin Stevenson, M, Son, age 9, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarBenjamin Stevenson

3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Minns, M, Head, married, age 32, born Buxted; occupation: labourerBenjamin MinnsWindmill Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Jane V. Minns, F, Wife, married, age 33, born MaresfieldJane Vashti Minns [Stevenson]
Harriet Minns, F, Daughter, age 10, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarHarriet Minns
Fanny Minns, F, Daughter, age 7, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarFanny Minns
Anne Minns, F, Daughter, age 5, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarAnne Minns
Martha Minns, F, Daughter, age 1, born MaresfieldMartha Minns

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Tunks, M, Head, married, age 40, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerFrederick Augustus TunksWindmill Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Tunks, F, Wife, married, age 35, born MaresfieldMary Ann Tunks [Stevenson]
William Stevenson, M, Stepson, single, age 18, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Stevenson
Alfred Tunks, M, Son, single, age 12, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Tunks
Mary Tunks, F, Daughter, age 3, born MaresfieldMary Tunks

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Turner, M, Head, married, age 28, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Turner, farm labourerWindmill Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Elizabeth H. Turner, F, Wife, married, age 29, born MaresfieldHarriet Elisabeth Turner [Stevenson]
Sarah J. Turner, F, Daughter, age 4, born HartfieldSarah Jane Turner
Fanny Turner, F, Daughter, age 2, born MaresfieldWilliam Joseph Turner
Fanny Turner, F, Daughter, age 2, born MaresfieldFanny Turner
Fanny Turner, F, Daughter, age 2, born MaresfieldCharles Frederick Turner
Fanny Turner, F, Daughter, age 2, born MaresfieldAlfred John Turner
Fanny Turner, F, Daughter, age 2, born MaresfieldGeorge Turner

1882Directory entryAvery Allen, miller, Forest millForest millKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryTaylor, William, miller, Nutley Wind MillNutley Wind MillBrooker's Guide

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

1906Manor recordEnfranchised.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

1936Nutley Windmill in SummerNutley Windmill in Summer, Ashdown ForestNutley WindmillHemming's Windmills

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