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 by voluntary donations. Suggested donation of £3 per person.

Contact 01435 873367

Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road, Nutley, East Sussex, TN22 3HY

Car parking for the mill is at Friends Clump – 400m from the mill. Please note that parking charges now apply to all Ashdown Forest car parks.   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 2024

Sunday 31st March Easter Sunday
Monday 1st April Easter Monday An additional day.
Sunday 28th April
Saturday 11th May National Mills weekend. Organised by Mills Section SPAB and we will have West Kent Amateur Radio Society (HAMS)transmitting from Nutley again, they try to reach other mills also transmitting this week here and abroad.
Sunday 12th May West Kent Amateur Radio Society (HAMS)transmitting from Nutley again.
Sunday 26th May Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 27th May Spring Bank Holiday
Sunday 30th June Kent & Sussex Stationary Engines at the Windmill.
Sunday 28th July Sussex MG Owners Club at the Windmill.
Sunday 25th August Bank Holiday.
Monday 26th August Bank Holiday
Sunday 29th September
Sunday 13th October

Opening times are:-2:30pm to 5:30pm or dusk whichever is soonest.

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