Maintained by DHG © 2022

Chillenden Mill is a white painted post mill with an open trestle, dating back to 1868. Based on a Dutch design the windmill is a well-known local landmark with an interesting history.  One of only 3 similar types in the country it replaced an earlier post mill on the same site. The mill ceased regular work in 1949 and was preserved in the 1950s and, although restored many times since, it collapsed in a gale in November 2003.  Happily it is now fully restored to its former glory.

Chillenden Mill is owned and maintained by Kent County Council, but it is run and operated by the Friends of Chillenden Mill, a local group of volunteers who open it at weekends and show people round.  If you would like to become a Friend and volunteer to help us run it, please contact the Mill Manager Paul Allen .

For visits at other times or for more information, please contact
the Mill Manager, Paul Allen.

The Windmill is now open!

Every Sunday to the end of August from 2.30-4.30pm

After more than 3 years we are very pleased to announce that Chillenden Windmill is finally open to the public for the first time since 2018.  The sweeps have been repaired and renovated and the rear steps made safe.  The weatherboarding has been refreshed and repainted and the site hedging trimmed back.  Entry is by voluntary donation, children are free.

Note the are no toilets or hard standing car parking on site and the mill itself is not fully accessible.

Turning of sweeps!

We hope to be able to turn the sweeps of the windmill on a monthly basis.  This is a truly amazing event as the video above shows (from 1:23). We will post details and dates here.  Wind and weather dependant of course.