TQ9120 : Rye Windmill

taken 11 years ago, near to Rye, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Rye Windmill
Rye Windmill
A Bed & Breakfast provider.
The distinctive and famous Rye Mill is a grade-two listed building and has been the inspiration for artists and photographers throughout the centuries. It occupies an historic site in Gibbet's Marsh where a windmill has stood, in one form or another, since at least the sixteenth century. The Symondons map of Rye created in 1594 shows an illustration of a windmill in the exact spot where today's mill now stands.
The first recorded owner of a Rye Mill was Thomas Chatterton who built a 'post mill' in 1758. After his death his widow, Mary, passed it on to a Frederick Barry who demolished the 'post mill' in 1820 to erect a 'Smock Mill', similar to the one we see today. Milling continued until 1912 when the premises became a bakery. Eventually to be owned by the Webbs, a well regarded family of Rye bakers who were to become custodians of the Windmill for over 60 years.
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TQ9120, 630 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 May, 2010
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Windmill (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 916 203 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.0534N 0:43.6443E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 917 203
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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