Bembridge Mill, Bembridge

A Wind powered Corn mill in the historic county of Hampshire, England.

Dating probably from the early/mid 18th century, Bembridge mill has a 38 foot stone tower, four common sails and a triangular cap. It was sketched by J M W Turner in 1795.

The mill ceased work in 1913 and became derelict. Some repairs were carried out in the 1930s after an appeal by the SPAB Windmill Section, after which it was used as a cowshed and a WWII observation post. It became a Grade I listed building and was restored and given to the National Trust in 1961, becoming a visitor attraction and the only surviving windmill on the island.

Full details

Alternative names Knowle Mill
Power source Wind
Mill type Tower mill
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 8791
Location Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Historic county Hampshire
Country England
NGR SZ 63982 87471
Latitude 50.683385339999994
Longitude -1.0957124850000355

Location

Sources

Ken Kirsopp, Hampshire windmills notebooks, KIRS-25863

Historic England National Heritage List for England

Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Hampshire & Isle of Wight XCVI (1866)

Blythman, Guy, Windmills of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (Mills Archive, 2016), p. 83

Contributors

Sara & Oscar Jarman, May 2016