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Re: Swingate windmill. Hangman's Lane Guston. Nr. Dover
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 19:38:55 »
A couple of pics taken last weekend:

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 20:33:58 »
Old photo. Date unknown.

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Re: Swingate windmill. Hangman's Lane Guston. Nr. Dover
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 00:31:34 »


Unfortunately the machinery from this mill appears to have been spirited away presumably to the scrap merchant in the 1970's, whilst in the ownership of the Tomsett family, who had attempted to sell it for 'spare parts' to Kent County Council a few years earlier. 

I went inside in 1986, when it was up for sale, and all the floors had fallen through.  I have picture somewhere..........

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Re: Swingate windmill. Hangman's Lane Guston. Nr. Dover
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009, 00:00:04 »
Swingate windmill. Hangman's Lane Guston. Nr. Dover.

"The Easter Volunteer Review Attacking Guston [sic] Windmill." From The Illustrated London News Dated 1867. The Swingate Inn can be seen in the distance.
Built in 1849 for John Mummery. Swingate windmill was in full working order until the sails were damaged by enemy shellfire in 1943. The sails were replaced in 1947 but the mill was tailwinded in 1959 and lost it's cap. Grade 2 listed in 1966.

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Swingate windmill. Hangman's Lane Guston. Nr. Dover
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 20:45:45 »
Swingate Mill,Guston,near Dover.

 

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