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Willesborough Windmill

Mill Lane
Willesborough
Ashford
Kent
TN24 0QG

Willesborough is one of the largest smock mills in the south of England. The Mill, a Grade II listed building, was built in 1869 and had enough power to turn four mill stones. Visitors can find out how a windmill works, how corn is ground and flour is made and what the miller's cottage would have looked like in the 19th century.

Visitors can view the Victorian kitchen, parlour and garden. The mill's 19th century barn houses numerous articles representing Ashford's industrial heritage, unique examples of Norman cycles and motorcycles which were made in the town in the 1950s are on display.

In the interests of safety and to enable the workings of the Mill to be fully explained visitors are taken on a guided tour lasting 45 minutes. Visitors in wheelchairs have access to the ground floor area where there is a scale model of the mill, photographic history and many items of interest. Children can make there own flour using quern stones and will receive a Miller's Certificate.

General Information:
  • Shop
  • Tea room
  • Group and school visits welcome
  • Craft days, open days and special events

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    Directions

    Clearly visible from A20, just off A292 (Hythe Road).,br>Follow the brown signs for access from Cornes Close.

    Willesborough Windmill Postcode for SatNav: TN24 0QG

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