News: The modern name of Kent is derived from the Brythonic word kantos meaning "rim" or "border", or possibly from a homonymous word kanto "horn, hook"
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Author Topic: Luddesdown, Henley Downs Mill  (Read 579 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kms

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 197
  • Appreciation 13
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.

 

BloQcs design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.11 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines