Lowfield Heath Windmill to open in this year's National Mills Weekend (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Lowfield Heath Windmill to open in this year's National Mills Weekend
11:00am Thursday 30th January 2014 in News
Historic Lowfield Heath Windmill at Charlwood will be opening for this year's National Mills Weekend in May.
The mill in Rusper Road, a mid-18th century post mill with a brick roundhouse, which originally stood at Lowfield Heath, alongside Gatwick Airport, and which was last worked by wind in 1880, is complete after many years of restoration.
It will be opening as part of National Mills Weekend on Sunday, May 11, from 10am to 5pm.
Grade II Listed Reigate Heath Windmill, built around 1765, restored and used as a chapel, is thought to be the only windmill in the world which is a consecrated church.
Standing in the grounds of Reigate Golf Club, access to its roundhouse chapel will be available over National Mills Weekend via the golf clubhouse.
Outwood Windmill, England's oldest working windmill, and Buckland Windmill, will not be opening for the weekend, which runs on Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11.
For more details visit the National Mills Weekend 2014 website at: www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk