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Alfriston Mill c1905
|Mill name||Alfriston Mill|
|No. of sails||Four sails|
|Type of sails||Spring sails|
|Fantail blades||Six blades|
|No. of pairs of millstones||Two pairs|
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.
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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