Maintained by DHG © 2024
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 closed for the season
Chillenden Windmill will open again in May 2024 on every Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of August.
Visits now are by prior written appointment only. Contact Paul Allen.
The windmill turning in the wind on 2 August 2023.
WINDMILL UNDER THREAT OF DISPOSAL!
There have been over 2,000 responses to the KCC consultation exercise from across Kent! We now have to wait until the results of the analysis are published at the next Environment Cabinet meeting in March. See the update from Paul Allen here.
Latest KMTV article can be played here. While this focuses mainly on Cranbrook Mill the issues for Chillenden are very similar