Chegworth Mill, Chegworth

A Electricity and Water powered Corn mill in the historic county of Kent, England.

House conversion retaining complete machinery. Chegworth Mill was one of the last mills to work in Kent finally stopping in 1961 although it may have continued on an 'informal' basis for a few more years. It survives as a three storey gabled weatherboarded structure with a brick and ragstone first floor. The iron 10'10" x 7' 6" wide overshot wheel by Weeks of Maidstone powered three pairs of stones, a Eureka cleaner, and an oat crusher. In 1989 the mill was converted into a house although the full complement of machinery has been retained - the wheel has been fitted with a new set of buckets to enable it then to work again.

Full details

Power source Electricity, Water
Mill type Roller flour mill, Watermill
River Len
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 8600
Location Chegworth
Historic county Kent
Country England
NGR TQ 84951 52691
Latitude 51.24342776157917
Longitude 0.6484110952701485

Location

Sources

Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database

Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Kent XLIII (1870)

Historic England National Heritage List for England

Contributors

Rob Cumming, May 2016