History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The mill was once owned by writer Hillaire Belloc, who lived in the neighbouring house of King's Land (sometimes called Kingsland). A descendant of Belloc still owns the site. The mill operated regularly until 1922 and has been restored several times since then.
For many years the mill was operated by a charitable trust, and visitors could see the inner workings of the mill machinery and watch flour being ground. However, the visitor centre at the mill is now closed to visitors and the interior cannot be viewed.
The mill exterior, however, can still be viewed from the public footpath that runs directly beside the building, so we've left this article online.
We've explored the footpath and you can get a very good view of the mill, though it is a shame you can't actually visit it any more. There is a free layby for parking on the main road through the village, between the mill and the medieval parish church of St Mary.
About Shipley Windmill
Address: Shipley, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: 8 miles SW of Horsham off the A272. The mill is on the western edge of Shipley and can be seen from a footpath immediately beside the property.
Website: Shipley Windmill
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Warminghurst, Holy Sepulchre Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church)
Leonardslee Gardens - 5.5 miles (Garden)
Horsham Museum - 5.6 miles (Museum)
Henfield Museum - 5.8 miles (Museum)
Storrington and District Museum - 6 miles (Museum)
Chanctonbury Ring - 6.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve - 6.3 miles (Countryside)
Steyning Museum - 6.9 miles (Museum)
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