2003

TR0342 : Willesborough Windmill

taken 21 years ago, near to Willesborough Lees, Kent, England

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Willesborough Windmill in this square
Willesborough Windmill
Willesborough Windmill
Willesborough windmill near Ashford is a white smock mill built in 1869 onto a two storey red brick base with attached miller's cottage. It is now a Grade II* listed building. It incorporates "patent" type shutters in the Sweeps instead of canvas and Sails, and produced enough power to turn four sets of mill stones as well as the maize and oats crushing/cutting machines.

Operations at the mill continued through the War years until the 1950's when further Industrial mechanization in commercial milling caused its closure, the mill building then being used for storage only and later as a home until 1989. It was bought, in a very dilapidated state, and fully restored in 1991 to its former glory by Ashford Borough Council for the benefit of the citizens of Ashford and the public at large.

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Category: Windmill > Windmill
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Windmills Automatic Clusters: · Willesborough Windmill [4] Other Photos: · Houses on Waltham Close next to the M20 Title Clusters: · Willesborough Windmill [3] ·
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TR0342, 69 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Stephen Nunney   (more nearby)
Date Taken
March 2003   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 September, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 031 421 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.5435N 0:54.1438E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 031 420
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