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Chillenden Mill - now closed…
The mill is now closed for the autumn/winter and will re-open in May 2017 when it will be open on Sundays through to September. Opening times are from 2.00 - 4.30pm. Volunteers will be on hand to show you around and to answer questions. Admission is free but a donation to support the running of the mill is welcomed.
Please note, there is only limited parking on the field. There are no toilets and wheelchair access is not possible into the mill.
At other times you can visit the outside of the mill using public footpaths. 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 .
Safety Advice - until further notice
Please be aware that the steps into the windmill have sustained accident damage and are in an unsafe condition for access without supervision. Access will be provided when the windmill is open but please do not use the steps at other times.