Windmill, Highdown Hill

Record ID:  129269 / MNA128556
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: Scheduled Monument
NT Property:  Highdown Hill; London and South East
Civil Parish:  Ferring; Arun; West Sussex
Grid Reference:  TQ 09217 04342
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Summary

Highdown Windmill is shown standing on maps of 1595, 1610, 1724, c.1740, 1795, 1813 and 1825.{1} The site was identified by Irving in the SW. corner of the hillfort and survives as a circular mound with a central depression.

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  • WINDMILL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Description

Highdown Windmill is shown standing on maps of 1595, 1610, 1724, c.1740, 1795, 1813 and 1825.{1} The site was
identified by Irving in the SW. corner of the hillfort (see 2234). He also notes that the mill stood 'till a few years ago'.{2}
This was apparently John Oliver's mill taken down in 1826. A mill stood here since before 1587 when it is shown on an
Armada map of the S. coast. {3}{4} For the Miller's Tomb see 2289. The brick base of a mill remains as a mill mound at
the SW corner of the hillfort.{5}{6}
Sources
(1) Bibliographic reference: Aldsworth FG. 1975. TQ00SE51.
(2) Bibliographic reference: Irving GV. 1857. JBAA. 13:289 plan
(3) Bibliographic reference: Lane Fox AH. 1869. Archaeologia. 42:Pl VI
(4) Bibliographic reference: 1961. Survey notebook by local school
(5) Bibliographic reference: Batten MI. 1930. English Windmills. 114-4
(6) Bibliographic reference: Aldsworth FG. 1976. TQ00SE51.

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Status

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): 2295

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