Cranbrook Union Windmill
Described as “the finest Windmill in England” Union Mill stands over the Medieval market town of Cranbrook in the High Weald. It is a Grade 1 Listed Building and the tallest Smock Mill in the country. Seven floors of Machinery, Exhibitions and Displays with opportunities for children to try their hands at grinding flour using centuries old techniques. Panoramic views from the “Reefing Stage”.
Their guides will provide an insight into the ingenuity of our forefathers in maximising the energy of wind long before the advent of Steam, Oil or Electrical power sources. Union Mill was the third windmill operating in Cranbrook when it opened in 1814. Why was it built so tall? Why did the owner go bankrupt 5 years later? How did they build it? What else was it used for? How has it survived when most towns and villages lost their windmills long ago?
Learn about the daily grind.
Facilities: Disabled access to ground level only
April to September
Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays
End July to end of August additionally
Wednesdays and Sundays
All Open Days 2.30pm to 5.00pm
Costs: Free admission but donations to the Charity are very welcome.
Photo Credits: © Cranbrook Windmill Association
For further information please visit: http://www.unionmill.org.uk