Halnaker Windmill, West Sussex - 5th October 2004

A short walk up onto the downs is a price worth paying to see this lovely windmill and the views from its hill!  When we visited it was undergoing major renovation work. The mill is a brick built tower mill.

Halnaker Windmill, West Sussex, 6th October 2004 - MTC

Halnaker windmill was built in 1750 by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon as the main flour mill on the Goodwood estate.

 Restorations were completed in 1934 and again in 1955, this time by West Sussex County Council.  She is clearly being "done" again in October 2004!

She is one of the oldest surviving windmills in Sussex and was painted by Turner.

Here is the view as we approached the top of the hill.

Halnaker Windmill, West Sussex, 6th October 2004 - MTC

She stands at a height of 400 feet (121 metres) on the South Downs near Chichester and hasn't milled corn since 1905, when she was badly damaged during a storm.

And finally here are three shots showing the windmill from different angles.

Halnaker Windmill, West Sussex, 6th October 2004 - MTCHalnaker Windmill, West Sussex, 6th October 2004 - MTCHalnaker Windmill, West Sussex, 6th October 2004 - MTC

Sadly, the interior of the mill is empty with no floors or machinery, and people may go inside and shelter from the weather (when the builders have finished!).

I have been provided with information about various Sussex windmills from  Simon Potter who runs a brilliant site about Sussex Mills. 

More information on this and other wind and water mills may be found on the excellent  Windmill World site.

Check out my other windmill photographs in my Windmill Album.

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