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Outwood Mill - Windmill

Outwood, Surrey

 

Currently closed and for rental

Outwood Windmill is Britainís oldest working windmill. Listed Grade 1 by English Heritage, it has won numerous awards over the years and has appeared in a number of television programmes. 

It was built in 1665 by Thomas Budgen of Nutfield, and is what is known as a Post Mill; the whole body, weighing around 25 tons, rotates on a central post made of a single enormous oak tree, to bring the mill round into the wind.

The mill stands some 39ft high, the sails being 60ft across. 

The mill body has two main floors, the top one of which houses the two pairs of French burr millstones, as well as the oak windshaft, on which the sails revolve, and the huge brakewheel and tailwheel with their wooden cogs.
On the lower floor are the flour bins and the millerís desk, as well as the upper portion of the main post.

 

 


Further information Grid

Location:

Outwood Mill (Windmill), Outwood, Surrey

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Grid Reference:

TQ 327455 OS Sheet 187.

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E-mail:

Vanessa.pain@outwoodwindmill.co.uk

Website:

www.outwoodwindmill.co.uk

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Planning Grid

Location:

Outwood Mill (Windmill), Outwood, Surrey

Grid Reference:

TQ 327455 OS Sheet 187.

Getting there:

Turn south off A25 Reigate to Godstone road at Bletchingley. The mill is just over 3 miles, on Outwood Common

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Address:

Outwood Windmill, Outwood, REDHILL Surrey

Postcode:

RH1 5PW.

Telephone:

Vanessa Pain Tel - 07760 194948

Opening times:

Mills open says: Easter to October, Sundays, 14.00 - 18.00. Other times by appointment. School parties a specialty.

website says Windmill is closed until further notice

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