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Jill Windmill is 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. She has fully restored and is now maintained by volunteers from the...more
We went up to investigate the mills. Jill was closed only opening for a short time on Saturdays. Jack is privately owned. The best bit of the visit was actually going behind the mills out into the field were you have a breathtaking view of...More
Would have been interesting to look around but unfortunately the windmill is only open during the summer and even then it's Sunday afternoons only. Totally understandable though as it's run by volunteers and needs a lot of work to maintain it. Nice walk from Ditchling...More
The windmill provides a lovely little afternoon trip to waste a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. The volunteers are great and take the time to explain to kids how the windmill works. The refreshments are reasonably priced and the cake is on point!
Had we timed our visit better we would have ensured it was at a time when the windmill was open (on a Sunday in the summer). However the trouble of actually locating it was rewarding for the views alone.
Perched on top of the South...More
A little gem with so much to see and enjoy and learn. Not done in a forced way but fascinating and friendly and fun. That it has survived is a miracle... go and enjoy when its open... which is NOT every day!
Quite unique to have two windmills on one site, one white and one black. They dominate the countryside and are a great half day out for the family although extensive renovations have been done recently.
I have been a member of Jill Windmill for about 2.5 years now and love every minute of it. Coming up from Bristol, I am only able to come up about four times per year but am looking forward to helping with the painting this...More
Date of experience: July 2017
Jill W, Manager at Jill Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018
Thank you for the review.
As soon as the painting project is complete, we can start our 2018 Open Days. The more volunteer painters we have, the quicker the project can be completed
We anticipate that 2018 open days will commence in July...More
Interesting windmill perched on the top of the hill . Two windmills together jack and Jill . . Lovely views across the valley . If you can’t walk. Very far then there is free parking outsideMore
Date of experience: November 2017
1 Thank scrappydee
Jill W, Manager at Jill Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2017
Many thanks for the review. Jill Windmill - maintained and run wholly by unpaid volunteers - is normally open to visitors on most Sunday afternoons between May and September.
The 7-year routine painting of Jill's exterior is scheduled for April 2018. The project is expected...More