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Mill ID Number 6108
Mill Name : Union Windmill
Type : smock
Status : open to public
Dates : 1814 - 1960(res) - 2002/2003(ren)
New Address : The Hill
Original Address :
County : KENT
Country : uk
Post Code :
Grid Ref : TQ 779 359. OS Sheet 188
Description : In the centre of Cranbrook, on the hill, in Benenden Road.
The tallest smock mill in England. This 7-storey windmill was built in 1814 and worked commercially until 1957.

Dutch millwrights restored the mill in 1960. The mill underwent major renovation in 2002 and 2003 funded by Kent County Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

It is owned by Kent County Council but operated by The Cranbrook Windmill Association, a group of volunteers, who open the mill to the public during summer afternoons when milling takes place, wind permitting.

Visitor Centre and displays adjoining. Nearby local museum & interesting town.
Opening times : 2006

2:30-5:00pm as follows:

Saturdays from the beginning of April to the end of September
Easter Weekend: Saturday 15th April and Monday 17th April
Sundays: 2nd weekend in May ("National Mills Day"), mid-July to end of August
Bank Holiday Mondays: Easter Monday, the two May Bank holidays, August Bank Holiday.

Private parties by arrangment.
Web Site :
Contact Name : Cranbrook Windmill Association
Contact Email :
Contact Tel : 01580-712984 or 712256
Last modified : 18/06/2006 03:12:00 By Keith Seabridge - 18/06/2006 03:12:00
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