Jack and Jill Windmills Society - Registered Charity No:1118285

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The History of Clayton Windmills
Open Days and Mid-Week visits
Current and Archive Photographs
Events
Links to Windmills in Sussex and further afield
Details of Society Membership and activities
Contact Us
Donations
Site Map
 


Welcome to the website of Jack and Jill Windmills Society.

www.jillwindmill.org.uk

Our Society, a registered Charity, has fully restored and now maintains Jill Windmill - a 19th century corn windmill located at Clayton, West Sussex in the United Kingdom. She is a traditional working corn windmill in the South Downs National Park.

Jill Windmill, Clayton, West Sussex, United Kingdom  

The vast majority of the restoration work and the ongoing maintenance of Jill Windmill has been carried out by unpaid Society Volunteers, who have met at the Mill on virtually every Saturday since January 1979.

Click here for our Trustees Report.

In May 2008 our Society was awarded a plaque by the SPAB Mills Section. This is the second major award presented to our Society in recognition of our restoration and maintenance of Jill Windmill. Click here for details

In April 2011 we painted the exterior of Jill Windmill using volunteer labour, as part of our seven year cycle of maintenance work. Click here for details.

Jill Windmill has been restored to working order and she now produces stoneground wholegrain flour on an occasional basis. The vast majority of her flour [which is sold to visitors] is ground from local wheat, grown in Sussex.

Click here for a selection of photographs showing restoration and on-going maintenance work.

Our Society's own publication "Clayton Windmills" is on sale at Jill Windmill on Open Days together with mill information sheets in English, French, German and Czech.

The publication is not available through bookshops, however copies are available by mail order.

Clayton Windmills book

Jill Windmill is owned by Mid Sussex District Council. The Council has made and continues to make significant financial contributions towards our work on Jill Windmill.

Over the years Jack and Jill Windmills have been used as television, photographic and film locations.

Jill, along with her neighbour Jack (in private ownership), stand atop the scenic South Downs with spectacular views of the Sussex Weald. The windmills are seven miles north of the city of Brighton and Hove.

When the wind is blowing (as it frequently does on the South Downs) Jill may be in operation and a guide available to explain the mysteries of milling. Whether you drive up to see us and enjoy a picnic or drop in as part of a long distance walk along the Downs you will have the opportunity to step back more than one hundred years into a working windmill.

If you are unable to visit Jill Windmill and would like details of her design, her machinery and how she works, please click here for a Virtual Tour or click here for a scale drawing.

Foreign language fact sheets are available on this website for the benefit of overseas visitors as detailed below.

French Spanish
Bienvenu Bienvenidos !
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PDF format - Page 1


PDF Format - Page 2

 

HTML format
 
HTML format
 

Czech German
Vitam ! Willkommen !
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This website includes the fascinating story of census returns from 1841 to 1901.

A flock of sheep, a bare hillside and a shepherd

This is probably one of the best known early photographs of Clayton Windmills.

Click here to find about about the shepherd in the photograph.

Click here for details of 3D computer models of Jack and Jill, designed to work with Microsoft® Flight Simulator.

Click here for a selection of vintage postcards.

Click here for details of Sussex windmills and watermills that that are open to visitors.

On 9th May 2009, for the first time in over 100 years, the sweeps of Jill Windmill and of Oldland Windmill were turning in the breeze. Is Hassocks the only village in England with two working post mills ?

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Jill Windmill is normally open to visitors on most Sundays from May to September


Website Design : Simon Potter & Kevin Crampton
Website Design : Simon Potter & Kevin Crampton

 

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Jill Windmill


Other pages on our website may be accessed by clicking on the buttons on the left-hand margin or on the purple text.

Jack and Jill Windmills Society is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital.
Registered in England and Wales with number 6023209.
Registered Office : 89 Woodbourne Avenue, Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 8EJ.


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Jill Windmill

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after. Nursery Rhymes Clipart from Northumberland ICT Team


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Website Design : Simon Potter & Kevin Crampton
Website Design : Simon Potter & Kevin Crampton