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Cranbrook Union Mill Kent
Address
The Hill, Cranbrook TN17 3AH

Contact
Tel: 01580 712984 | Website

Opening Times
March-September 2.30pm-5pm, check website for details
Free entry
About

The Union Mill (aka Cranbrook Windmill) is an icon of the town and indeed the Weald of Kent. It was built in 1814 and stands at the highest point of the town at the top of a hill. Not only is it an attractive and interesting building to look at, but it is also maintained in full working order and flour can still be bought from the Windmill's shop.

This Grade 1 Listed Buillding is the tallest surviving "smock mill" in the British Isles. It was orignally built for Mary Dobell by the Cranbrook millwright, James Humphrey, for her son. However, when he went out of business in 1819 it was passed to and operated by a union of creditors, local farmers and businessmen, hence the name, 'Union Mill'.

It is managed by volunteers of the Cranbrook Windmill Association, and entry is free (donations appreciated).

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