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Drapers Windmill, Margate

Grid reference: TR 362 700
OS sheet: 179
Postcode: CT9 2SP
In St Peter's footpath, off College Road, on S edge of town.

A black smock mill built in 1845 by John Holman, and last worked by wind in the early 1930s. Restored to working order by the Drapers Windmill Trust. A Crossley gas engine runs the mill on days when there is little or no wind. Flour milled for demonstration only. Owned by Kent County Council. Souvenir shop & small museum.

Opening times 2018
Easter Sunday, National Mills Weekend and June-August, Sundays 14.00-16.00. Parties at other times by appointment.  Also Heritage weekend 8th & 9th September.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2018
Saturday 12th May & Sunday 13th May, 14.00-16.00.

For enquiries or admission at other times
Steve Villette, stevillette@tesco.net
Tel: 07985 147563


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Drapers Windmill