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Chillenden Mill - currently closed to the public
Unfortunately the mill was closed to the public during 2017 due to the unsafe condition of the access stairs. We now have an approved specialist millwrights engaged and we hope to have the repairs to the steps and sweeps completed by the spring of 2018. We apologise for the inconvenience in the meantime.
Whilst we cannot open the mill for visits to the interior, you can still visit the outside of the mill using the access track and public footpaths. Please note there is no parking at the mill.
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 are in an unsafe condition. Until further notice there is therefore no access to the inside of the windmill. Visits to the grounds and the outside of the windmill are not affected. Please DO NOT use the steps.