Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt


Union Mill, Cranbrook

Grid reference: TQ 779 359
OS sheet: 188
Postcode: TN17 3AH
In the centre of Cranbrook, on The Hill.

The tallest smock mill in England. This 7-storey windmill was built in 1814 and worked commercially until 1957. Dutch millwrights restored the mill in 1960, followed by major repairs by millwrights IJP in 2003. Milling takes place on open days, wind permitting. Owned by the Kent County Council and operated by Cranbrook Windmill Association. Free admission, donations welcome.

Opening times 2017
14.30-17.00 on Saturdays from Easter to the end of September, and Sundays on 2nd weekend in May (National Mills Weekend), mid-July to end of August, plus Easter Monday, the two May bank holidays and August bank holiday. In addition, a conducted tour on Wednesday afternoons in late July and in August, at 2.30pm.(A complete calendar of open days is on the web site)

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday and Sunday, 14.30-17.00.

01580 714557 (answerphone)
Party bookings: Peggy Fryer, tel. 01580 712256


Web site
www.unionmill.org.uk and