This mill is a success story as it is still used for grinding corn into flour!
A tower mill, built from bricks made in a local brick field, Stone Cross windmill was built in 1875 by Honeysett of Herstmonceux and fitted out with machinery the following year by Stephen Neve, millwrights of Heathfield, well known for fine smock mills across Sussex and Kent. Stone cross is the only brick built tower mill with known connections to Neve's.
Here is a close up of the tail fan and cap.
Stone Cross Windmill is now owned and cared for by the Stone Cross Mill Trust and is open during the Summer season from 2pm until 5pm on Sunday afternoons.
And a final shot of the mill from another direction.
The Stone Cross Mill Trust have their own website.
I have been provided with information about various Sussex windmills from Simon Potter who runs a brilliant site about Sussex Mills.
More information on this and other wind and water mills may be found on the excellent Windmill World site.
Check out my other windmill photographs in my Windmill Album.
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Photographs © Mark Collins 2006
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