This tower mill was built by William Pollard senior in the 1860s on the site of his earlier mill, which was possibly a post mill. The mill had five storeys built of red brick until a further two were added c.1900 using buff brick, taking the tower height up to 58 feet. After ceasing work in the 1930s the mill became derelict, the final sail fell off in 1936 and injuring the occupants of the mill house who were in bed at the time.
In the 1950s there was an unsuccessful attempt to demolish the mill. The derelict mill was purchased in 1980 and converted into a restaurant which was sold in 1983 and is now in private ownership.
The Norfolk Mills site has more about this mill which is the source for the information on this page.
I have been provided with information about various Sussex windmills from Simon Potter who runs a brilliant site about Sussex Mills.
More information on other wind and water mills may be found on the excellent Windmill World site.
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