Bembridge Mill, Bembridge
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.
|Alternative names||Knowle Mill|
|Mill type||Tower mill|
|Mill functions||Corn mill|
|Location||Bembridge, Isle of Wight|
|NGR||SZ 63982 87471|
Ken Kirsopp, Hampshire windmills notebooks, KIRS-25863
Blythman, Guy, Windmills of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (Mills Archive, 2016), p. 83