Cranbrook Union Windmill

The Hill, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3AH
1 Russells Yard Cranbrook England TN17 3HD GB
01580 71455701580 714557

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
Mill Shop

Opening Times:
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

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