An interesting view of the beacon and windmill. The windmill is an open trestle mill with ladder, tailpole and an entrance with a hooded porch.
This mill was possibly built here in 1664 and ceased work around 1912. It was restored by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings with public support 1933-34. It was destroyed in a storm in 1946.
The structure now known as 'The Beacon' may have been a windmill. Around 1600 it was known as 'The Lodge'. There are several references which may refer to it. The earliest being to a 'stonmilne' which was working before 1367.
Scanned antique postcard
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