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Oldland Windmill, Keymer
Grid reference: TQ 321 163
OS sheet: 198
Postcode: BN6 8ND
About half mile north of Keymer, off B2116 Ockley Lane.
Turn right at the left bend down Mill Lane, but no vehicles please: this is a private road and
access to the mill is on foot only.
A white post mill, first known on a map dated 1703 and in operation until
1912. The mill has many unusual features including an octagonal brick roundhouse
and a fine collection of cast iron machinery. Some of the machinery in the body
was driven by an external steam engine. Restoration is complete and milling is
regularly carried out, stone ground flour being available for sale at the mill.
Opening times 2018
First Sundays from May to
2017: 01/04, 6/5*, 13/5, 03/06, 1/7*,05/08, 2/9*, 07/10 all 14.00 - 17.00 except
Special event days, starred, 12.00 - 16.00; See web site
for more details. Visitors also welcome on
working party days most Thursdays 10.00-16.00.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2018
only, 14.00 - 17.00. Guides available to answer questions and milling will take
place, wind permitting.
Fred Maillardet, 01273 842342