Chillenden Wind Mill
The sunrise this morning, 28 September 2011 was really rather impressive..the sky turned from blue to purple to vibrant orange, with the early morning mist as well creating some amazing scenes as the sun rose…these photos span about 1 hr….


Chillenden Mill is a distinctive local landmark, standing on an exposed site at Goodnestone, Dover. It is a Grade II listed building.
There have been windmills on this site since the 1300s.
In 1868, an open-trestle post windmill was built to replace an earlier post mill. It was not fitted with a fantail and would have been turned manually.
It is one of only 4 Kentish postmills and was the last to be built to this design.
It was a working mill until 1949 when one of the sweeps was broken in a gale. In 1955, local residents raised enough money to make the mill weatherproof, but they could not afford to repair it fully.
The mill stayed in private ownership until 1958 when Kent County Council acquired it. Unfortunately, the barn and milling equipment were removed at that time.
In 2003, the mill collapsed in strong winds. It was rebuilt and strengthened and was reopened to the public in 2005.
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