Polegate Windmill

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  • Polegate Windmill

    Polegate Windmill

    Polegate Windmill was built in 1817 for Joseph Seymour, who came from Pounsley near  Blackboys. You can read more about the history here.

  • How the Mill works

    How the Mill works

    The tower is 47 feet high, 21 feet diameter at ground level and 14 feet diameter at the top. You can find out more about the milling process here.

  • Events

    Events

    We have  a range of events coming up at Polegate Windmill for the whole family to enjoy. You can view events coming up here. In addition to the special events the mill is open on every Sunday afternoon between Easter and October from 2-5pm and there are guided tours for which a small charge is made.

  • What’s On

    What’s On

    You can find out what events are happening at Polegate Windmill here.

  • An Introduction to Windmills

    An Introduction to Windmills

    An early method of grinding grain into meal was by using the rotary quern, and a working example can be seen at Polegate Mill. You can read more about the windmill here.

Polegate Windmill was built in 1817 for Joseph Seymour, who came from Pounsley near Blackboys. When the windmill was built it was in the parish of Willingdon and known as Willingdon Windmill. Following the creation of the Civil Parish of Polegate on 1st April 1939, which included the Mill, it has been known as Polegate Windmill, notwithstanding a recent parish boundary change which put the mill back into Willingdon.

 

Take a tour of Polegate Windmill

Explore the Windmill
  • History

    You can find out more about Polegate Windmill here.

  • Events

    You can find out more about events at Polegate Windmill here.

  • Gallery

    You can view photographs taken from Polegate Windmill here.