Chillenden Mill

Created by South Barn Solutions © 2018

For visits at other times or for more information, please contact
the Mill Manager, Paul Allen.

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 .

Chillenden Windmill open again!

The good news is that the mill steps that were damaged at the end of the 2016 season have now been repaired - see photo gallery below.  We will be opening the Mill on Sundays throughout August and into September from 2.00 to 4.40pm.  As always local volunteers will be on hand to show you round this unique local treasure, and explain the workings.  Entrance is free but any voluntary donation is very welcome.  Please note there is limited parking accessed by a gravel track, and there are no toilets on site.