High Salvington Windmill dates from about 1750, and is a good example of a post mill and following extensive restoration was able to restart grinding corn in 1991 after a break of 94 years!
The oak post on which the mill rotates is 21'6" high. The foot of the post is actually several inches clear of the ground, the colossal weight of the mill being taken through the diagonal quarter-bars and on to the horizontal cross-trees of the trestle.
For more information about this mill and her opening times, try the High Salvington Windmill Official Website.
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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Photographs © Mark Collins 2006
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