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Luddesdown, Henley Downs Mill
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 17:35:09 »


About 25 years ago I discovered a reference to the windmill that used to stand on Henley Downs in Luddesdown in Archaeological Cantiana.  I managed to lose the reference but have found it again.

Luddesdown Mill originally stood at Peasmarsh in Sussex, and was remembered by a chap named Esau Lott, born in 1813, as being moved from there and re-erected about forty miles north at Luddesdown in Kent.  The mill itself had a fairly short working life in its new position, and was abandoned in the 1840s, the last miller being a Mr Waterman.  It was finally blown down in 1856.  The wreckage remained for some years afterwards.

The attachment is from Arch Cant. Vol 24 (1900) Page 1ii.

 

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