Chillenden Windmill was re-opened to the public on Sunday September 18th 2005 following a formal handover ceremony by KCC on Tuesday 13th September.
The Windmill is open to the public every Sunday from 13th May 2007 from 2.00 to 4.30pm until the end of August. Entrance costs £1 for adults and children are free. A guide will be on hand to take you up into the mill to show you around and to explain the fascinating history of one of the last mills of this type in the country. The Windmill is on high open ground with fine views to Knowlton Court to the east and Ramsgate to the north. It is also situated on a circular walk taking in Chillenden, Rowling and Goodnestone.
Chillenden windmill is a white open trestle post mill with four Spring sails carried on a cast iron windshaft. The windshaft carries a cast iron Brake Wheel with a wooden rim. The Brake Wheel has fifty wooden cogs, driving a cast iron Wallower on a cast iron Upright shaft. This carries a cast iron Great Spur Wheel which drives two pairs of underdrift millstones in the head of the mill. The mill formerly had a maize kibbler, but this was removed when the mill was restored in 1958. The mill is winded by a tailpole.
When the Windmill is closed you are however still welcome to visit the site and have a look around from the outside. There is an information and interpretation board in the grounds.
Please note: car parking limited. No toilets. Disabled access to grounds and base of windmill only, but due to steep and narrow staircases access is not possible to the upper levels.
Chillenden Windmill was re-opened to the public on Sunday September 18th 2005 following a formal handover ceremony by KCC on Tuesday 13th September. The mill collapsed during violent storms in November 2003 and reconstruction works have been taking place ever since.
Chillenden is located in the eastern part of Kent. It is approximately 9 miles south-east of the historic cathedral city of Canterbury, 7 miles south-west of the ancient Cinque Port town of Sandwich, and 8 miles north of the busy port town of Dover.
contact Paul Allen the Mill Manager 01304 841970
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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015