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Jill Windmill Clayton Sussex UK

Website Design : Simon Potter & Kevin CramptonJill Windmill produces stoneground wholegrain flour on an occasional basis. The vast majority of her flour is ground from wheat grown in Sussex.

Research has revealed that when Jill Windmill was working commercially, suitable wind conditions for milling occured, over the course of the year, on average on one day in four. In a good week she could produce twenty tons of flour !

Our modern-day Millers find that during most of our Open Day season (from May to September) the winds tend to be too light for milling, and as a result most of our stoneground wholegrain flour is produced in the Autumn and Winter months when stronger winds prevail.

Our three jolly millers.
Our three Jolly Millers

Jill Windmill does however produce stoneground wholegrain flour from Sussex grain in the Summer months when wind conditions permit, and this flour is sold to visitors on Open Days.

Visitors to our website wishing to be advised when stoneground wholegrain flour is next available at Jill Windmill are most welcome to e-mail us


Stoneground wholegrain Flour

Stoneground wholegrain Flour

Stoneground wholegrain Flour

Milling at Jill Windmill on 3rd October 2009

On the 3rd October 2009 flour was produced at Jill Windmill for the first time since December 2008, due to a lack of wind on summer Saturdays.

Four videos by Paul Barber have been uploaded to "You Tube"

Please click on an image below to watch its video


Striking Gear
This video shows the striking gear being adjusted to alter the setting for the shutters in the sweeps to control the speed of the mill
Note the exclamation of "Too fast!" at the end of the clip
In this video the Fantail can be observed winding the mill in response to the change of wind direction