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Rob Cumming    15 Jun 2017

I'm trying to piece together the history of various windmills in Faversham.  I'm struggling to deal with the accounts of William Coles-Finch in his book, and also the book by John Viner, which miss out mills completely.

In particular, I'm interested in two mills...

i) Kings Field Windmill, which would have stood somewhere roughly in the gardens at the west end of Athelstan Road.  It stood for some years and was advertised for demolition materials in 1868.

ii) Gravel Pit Mill.. just south of Union Workhouse... marked on 1907 OS map, but surprisingly not in any pictures..

 Thanks in advance of you can help!

Paul Davis    06 Jun 2018


Yes, I live in the bungalow opposite Ethelbert Road school. This still has the original basement from the Millers cottage that was originally on this site. The windmill stood on what would probably be about 5 doors up between Ethelbert and Athelstan Roads. I have a copy of a map from the library that pinpoints its whereabouts (1865) but was also struggling to find any information or images.

Headley Caryer    02 Jan 2018

I think there was a windmill in Ethelbert Road, opposite the school.

This area was brickfields at one time so I don't know if the mill operated at this time. I'm told there is one bungalow with a basement and this is where the windmill stood.

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