Bembridge Windmill facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBembridge Windmill
|Mill name||Knowle Mill|
|Grid reference||SZ 6398 8747|
|No. of sails||Four sails|
|Type of sails||Common sails|
|Winding||Hand winded by chain and wheel|
|No. of pairs of millstones||Two pairs|
|Other information||The only remaining windmill on the Isle of Wight|
|Designated||16 April 1953|
Bembridge Mill was built c. 1700. It was painted by Turner in 1795. The mill was working by wind until 1913, having only been used for grinding animal feed after 1897. The mill was restored in 1935 and again in 1959, the latter restoration being funded by public subscription. In 1962 the mill was taken over by the National Trust. It has been restored and is open to the public. New sails were fitted to the mill in March 2021.
Bembridge Mill is a four-storey tower mill with a boat-shaped cap, which is winded by chain and wheel. It has four Common sails. The two pairs of millstones are driven underdrift.
Bembridge Windmill is open to the public between March and November, from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. For more information please visit the National trust website.
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