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Nutley Windmill in 1936
Nutley Windmill in 1936
This very charming windmill is situated in the midst of most lovely scenery, the moor-like Ashdown Forest, covered with heather and bracken, with most beautiful undulations, surrounding it on all sides and at many points affording a wonderful panorama of the surrounding countryside. It lies behind Nutley village, off the road which later forks at Friars Gate and leads to Groombridge and Crowborough respectively; and it is approached by a lane which turns off to the left just after leaving Nutley. Altogether one of the prettiest windmills in the county.
extract from Hemming's Windmills


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1936Windmills in Sussex by Peter Hemming ⇒ p. 40

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17th centuryHistoryNutley WindmillHemming's Windmills
This little mill is one of the oldest in Sussex. It is impossible to fix its date with any certainty, but some think it may go back as far as the end of the seventeenth century. However old it may be, it is the only post mill in Sussex that has been an open-trestle mill throughout its career, never having had a round-house. It has recently been done up and given a dressing of creosote, so that now it is no longer a black, but a brown mill. It is a singularly dainty structure, and, I should think, quite the smallest in the county.

1836Manor recordWindmillDuddleswell Manor
Formed by partition of Tenement, 7 acres on condition no dwelling be erected.

1836 to 1862Manor recordWindmillDuddleswell Manor
Henry Sitford of Maresfeild miller purchase £18 admit, fine 14/-. 1854 mortgage William Wells of Forest Row wheelwright £70. 1862 forfeit on non payment.

1840Manor recordTithe map no.499 0.1.24 acre.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation MILLERHenry SitfordNutley Wind Mill1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeAnn Sitford
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitorMary Sitford

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: millerLuke Godly, millerNutley Water Mill1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeFrancess Godley [Fillery]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarGeorge Godley
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarAlfred Godley
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarFrancis Luke Godley
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAnn Godley
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: miller journeymanEd Gaston
30th Mar 1851CensusApprentice; occupation Miller's apprenticeOwen H. Osborne
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: house servantCaroline Heasman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation CORDWAINERWilliam MalthouseNutley Windmill1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeGeorgeanna Malthouse
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMary Ann Malthouse
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMercy Malthouse

1862 to 1862Manor recordWilliam Wells admit and surrendered to Robert Hollands £80.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

1862 to 1867Manor recordWindmillDuddleswell Manor
Robert Hollands of West Hoathly mealman admit and mortgage William Wells £200. 1867 forfeit on non payment.

1867Directory entryAvery Allen, miller, Forest mill, NutleyForest mill, NutleyPost Office Directory

1867 to 1874Manor recordWilliam Wells admit. 1874 surrendered to William Taylor £160.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

1874Directory entryHill John, miller, at Maresfield &, Forest hillForest hillPost Office Directory

1874 to 1906Manor recordWilliam Taylor of Nutley miller admit. 1906 enfranchised.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

c 1875Millbrook, North of Nutley - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyNutley Windmill

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 58, born Maresfield; occupation LabourerJoseph StevensonWindmill Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnna Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 54, born MaresfieldAnna Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Stevenson, M, Son, single, age 18, born Maresfield; occupation LabourerRichard Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Stevenson, M, Son, age 13, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarHenry Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Stevenson, M, Son, age 9, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarBenjamin Stevenson

3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Minns, M, Head, married, age 32, born Buxted; occupation LabourerBenjamin MinnsWindmill Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane V. Minns, F, Wife, married, age 33, born MaresfieldJane Vashti Minns [Stevenson]
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriet Minns, F, Daughter, age 10, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarHarriet Minns
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Minns, F, Daughter, age 7, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarFanny Minns
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne Minns, F, Daughter, age 5, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarAnne Minns
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Minns, F, Daughter, age 1, born MaresfieldMartha Minns

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Tunks, M, Head, married, age 40, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerFrederick Augustus TunksWindmill Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Tunks, F, Wife, married, age 35, born MaresfieldMary Ann Tunks [Stevenson]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Stevenson, M, Stepson, single, age 18, born Maresfield; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Tunks, M, Son, single, age 12, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Tunks
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Tunks, F, Daughter, age 3, born MaresfieldMary Tunks

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Turner, M, Head, married, age 28, born Hartfield; occupation Farm labourerGeorge TurnerWindmill Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth H. Turner, F, Wife, married, age 29, born MaresfieldElizabeth H. Turner
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah J. Turner, F, Daughter, age 4, born HartfieldSarah J. Turner
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Turner, F, Daughter, age 2, born MaresfieldFanny Turner

1882Directory entryAvery Allen, miller, Forest millForest millKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryTaylor, William, miller, Nutley Wind MillNutley Wind MillBrooker's Guide

c 1899Millbrook, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyWindmill

1906Manor recordEnfranchised.WindmillDuddleswell Manor

1936Nutley Windmill in SummerNutley Windmill in Summer, Ashdown ForestNutley WindmillHemming's Windmills
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