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Restoration II



Our original sweeps had to be replaced – follow this link to see more about the new sweeps which were fitted in 2023 https://windmillhillwindmill.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/SPAB-News-WHWT-sweeps-1.pdf


In February 2015 the sweeps were taken down for shutters to be fitted – and work began on the restoration of the milling machinery so that Windmill Hill windmill could be a working mill once more.

This is the final stage of the restoration of the windmill which was on the English Heritage ‘At Risk register and was rescued from dereliction in 1996.  The first stage of the restoration with a grant of £577,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled the mill to be restored and made available to the public in 2006. It has always been the ‘dream’ to restore the mill to complete working order and capable of producing flour for the first time in over 100 years!! The second Heritage Lottery Fund award of £80,800 enabled this to happen.

Thank you all for your support on this fantastic project to bring the Windmill at Windmill Hill back to working order and grinding flour once more.

Photography by Hailsham Photographic Society, all photographs are copyrighted.