TQ3602 : Beacon Mill

taken 8 years ago, near to Rottingdean, Brighton And Hove, Great Britain

Beacon Mill
Beacon Mill
Also known as Rottingdean Windmill and based on Beacon Hill which lies to the west of the narrow valley containing the village of Rottingdean. Built in 1802 on the site of a former post mill it remained in use until closure in 1881. After a number of years of neglect it was restored by the Marques of Abergavenny in 1905 then leased to a preservation society in 1923. Brighton corporation took over wonership six years later and restored it again 1935 with further repairs carried out in 1966, 75 and 88. The windmill was reputed to have been used to aid smugglers with the windmill's sails set in a certain position to advise those out at sea whether it was safe or not to land their contraband. Taken from Marine Drive, the A259, as it exits a cutting allowing for the ground level view across Rottingdean Pitch and Putt golf course with the tee marker providing the only colour on grey and snowy day.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 January, 2010
Windmill > Windmill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 365 024 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.3363N 0:3.7807W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 364 023
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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