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Kings Windmill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shipley, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9849 / 50°59'5"N

Longitude: -0.3726 / 0°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 514324

OS Northings: 121870

OS Grid: TQ143218

Mapcode National: GBR HKK.2MN

Mapcode Global: FRA B63H.W37

Entry Name: Kings Windmill

Listing Date: 22 September 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180806

English Heritage Legacy ID: 299535

Location: Shipley, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13

County: West Sussex

District: Horsham

Civil Parish: Shipley

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Shipley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


965/15/463 King's Windmill

22.9.59 II*

Smock mill and engine house. Mill of 1879 for Mr Friend Marten by Grist and Steel, millwrights of Horsham, engine house of 1880. Corn mill of four storeys has octagonal "roundhouse" of tarred weather-boarding. Platform above this supported on diagonal struts. Upper storeys faced with weather- boarding. Pointed hexagonal cap with ball finial. Sweeps and fantail intact. Attached engine house of one storey corrugated iron on wooden frame with partially gabled and partially hipped corrugated iron roof and casement windows. Steam engine no longer present but water pump survives. Good example of a smock mill in working order and the most recent and biggest windmill in Sussex. The engine house has always been an integral part of the mill and its history and was built within months of the completion of the windmill in 1880. There are two inscriptions over a window on the second floor of the mill: "Engine started January 6th 1880" and "First day new engine October 20th 1880". The steam engine was important to the operation of the mill as the location was not ideal for catching the wind. The mill was bought in 1906 by the author Hilaire Belloc, who owned it until his death in 1953. The mill was worked until
1926 when the engine was disposed of.

Listing NGR: TQ1432421870

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