West Blatchington Windmill

West Blatchington Windmill was built circa 1820 on a tall flint and brick tower to which abutted barns on the north, south and west side. It was beautifully illustrated by John Constable in a watercolour dated 5th November 1825.

The design is of the style known as a 'Smock' mill due to the resemblance in silhouette, to the garment worn by the millers and shepherds of that period. Normally eight sided, the mill here is only six sided and, along with many other features, is unique in the milling world.

Dating from the 1820s, this Grade II listed building still has the original mill workings in place over five floors.

Discover how grain is turned into flour in a traditional windmill, and explore a fascinating display of historical milling and agriculture exhibits.

Venue Type:

Agricultural site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons from May to September

Admission charges

Please contact the mill for more details.

West Blatchington Windmill
Holmes Avenue
Brighton & Hove
East Sussex






01273 776017


01273 292871

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