Nutley Windmill

Visit Nutley Windmill

Come and see the oldest, only working open-trestle post mill in the country.  Set in the beautiful landscape of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex.  Nutley Windmill is a very fine example of the oldest post mill design, known in the country since the 12th Century.  Nutley Windmill is over 300 years old.  It was brought to its current site around 1835.

*Open Days are subject to there being enough volunteers to open the mill safely.

Entrance is FREE (donations are welcome – suggested £2/person).  Contact 01435 73367

Car parking for the mill is at Friends Clump – 400m from the mill.  Map here

Disabled parking available on site.


Why not include a walk on your visit to Nutley Windmill that takes you around the beautiful Ashdown Forest.  A 1.7 miles / 2.8 km circular walk taking in Friends Clump, Nutley Windmill, Millbrook Valley and Old Lodge. Download the walk here

Open-days dates for 2018

Sunday 25th March
Sunday 29th April
Sat 12th & Sun 13th May National Mills Weekend & 50th Anniversary Celebration of UDPS
Sun 27th & Mon 28th May Spring Bank Holiday
Sunday 24th June Vintage Day
Sunday 29th July Sussex MG Car Club Teddy Bears Picnic
Sun 26th & Mon 27th August Bank Holiday
Sunday 30th September
Sunday 14th October

Opening times are:-11:00am to 5:30pm or dusk

As well as the above we are open on most Wednesdays throughout the year from about 11am to 3pm (or dusk). Entrance is free but donations are most welcome. Suggested donation of £2 per person

Please note that some of the above dates may be subject to change or be unable to open due means beyond our control. We apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.



The earliest record of a windmill at Nutley appears in the Manor of Duddleswell Court Book dated 20th May 1836 in which James Wood is recorded as selling 'all that piece of land .... on which Henry Sitford has lately erected a windmill'.

It is possible that before 1836 the mill stood at Kilndown near Goudhurst where a mill 'disappeared' somewhere between 1710 and 1769. Certainly mills were moved across country, a famous local example being a post mill moved in 1797 from Regency Square, Brighton to Shaw Road, Preston by a team of 86 oxen.

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