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Great spur wheel and stone nuts, Shipley smock Mill. This Mill is under driven or underdrift meaning that the millstones are driven from beneath, on the spout floor rather than the stone floor, above, where they are situated. The Red lever is the steelyard, for controlling the gap between the stones.

The Miller's Tomb, Highdown Hill, near Worthing,West Sussex.This is the resting place of miller John Oliver, who died in 1793 at the age of 84 years. Mr Oliver was an eccentric who, like a lot of people at that time questioned the conventional ideas about religious beliefs,choosing to be buried in a tomb besides his mil rather than a churchyard. The service being read by a young girl and the mourners dressed in their brightest clothes.WPAC-WIN-01002_141.jpg (600×390)

Kings Mill Shipley West Sussex. Built in 1879. Once owned by the poet Hilare Belloc and also the Windmill in the TV drama "Jonathan Creek".

Windpump, Adversane, near Billingshurst, West Sussex. This is marked on older Ordnance Survey maps as "Windpump (Old) or" Windpump (Disused) implying it was a traditional structure and not a modern wind Engine, but I can find no other reference to it's existence, demise or present state. It is, or was situated in the small triangular copse in the centre of this Google Earth satellite image.

The Base of Champions Smock Mill,Wisborough Green, West Sussex. Converted into a residential property. In my studies of windmills I have encountered millers by the names of Smith, Baker, Draper even Tutelina, but never one called Miller!

Wind turbine, near Parkminster Monastery, Cowfold, West Sussex,in about 1964.

Thorne smock Mill, Lunsford Cross, Ninfield, c 1908.Built as late as 1870 it was one of the last and tallest windmills in Sussex but had a short life, ceasing work in 1906 when tail winded (blown from the back) half lifting the cap and jamming the sails against the tower, although the cap was restored the sails were taken down and eventually the mill demolished after a few years.Today only the brick Base survives. _home_artefactual_digi_objects_Rest_1120694_141.jpg (426×599)

Tailpole, Nutley post mill, Ashdown Forest,East Sussex. In order to turn a post mill into the wind the miller had first to lift the steps by a lever called the talthur, attached to the tailpole and then physically push the whole Mill body around. Later post mill were fitted with a fantail attached either to the tailpole (Sussex) or the ladder (East Anglia) or sometimes up on the roof, as seen at Hog Hill Mill, Icklesham.

Telham Hill post mill, near Hastings,East Sussex,c 1960s. This large Sussex post mill, similar to Cross in Hand and Windmill Hill post mills,and probably built by Medhurst of Lewes, was built in 1747 and ceased working in the First World War when the sails were taken down. It was used for many years to advertise the 'Ye Olde Mill tea room' before falling into disrepair and finally being demolished in 1982.

Fantail, Kings Mill, Shipley, West Sussex.