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Chillenden Mill is a white painted post mill with an open trestle, dating back to 1868. Based on a Dutch design the windmill is a well-known local landmark with an interesting history. One of only 3 similar types in the country it replaced an earlier post mill on the same site. The mill ceased regular work in 1949 and was preserved in the 1950s and, although restored many times since, it collapsed in a gale in November 2003. Happily it is now fully restored to its former glory.
Chillenden Mill is owned and maintained by Kent County Council, but it is run and operated by the Friends of Chillenden Mill, a local group of volunteers who open it at weekends and show people round. If you would like to become a Friend and volunteer to help us run it, please contact the Mill Manager Paul Allen .
For visits at other times or for more information, please contact
the Mill Manager, Paul Allen.
The mill is still closed to the public
Update 27 August 2020:
Work has started this week on the cleaning and repainting of the mill cladding in advance of the sweeps being re-installed. For the this reason most of the mill site is now a worksite and is fully closed to to the public. We hope to have the mill back to normal by the end of September.
Photo: Jo Church
You can still see the mill from the track and footpath