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Alfriston Mill
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Alfriston Mill c1905
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Mill name Alfriston Mill
Coordinates 50°48′14″N 0°09′11″E / 50.804°N 0.153°E / 50.804; 0.153Coordinates: 50°48′14″N 0°09′11″E / 50.804°N 0.153°E / 50.804; 0.153
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1834
Purpose Corn mill
Type Tower mill
Storeys Three storeys
No. of sails Four sails
Type of sails Spring sails
Winding Fantail
Fantail blades Six blades
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs

Alfriston Windmill is a tower mill at Alfriston, Sussex, England which has been converted to residential accommodation.


Alfriston Windmill was built in 1834. The mill was working until 1905 when a sail was damaged by a cow. The mill worked for another two years on two sails. In 1908, the mill was stripped of machinery, and had been converted into a house by 1910.


For an explanation of the various pieces of machinery, see Mill machinery.

Alfriston Windmill is a three-storey brick tower mill. It had four Spring sails and the beehive cap was winded by a fantail. The mill drove two pairs of underdrift millstones. All that remains today is the tower, with various additions and extensions.


  • Richard Saxby 1834
  • Daniel Sudbury 1845
  • William Shoesmith 1855 - 1866
  • Thomas Harvey 1866 - 1874
  • Thomas Fennell 1881
  • George Hewitt - 1907

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