Drapers Mill, Margate

A wind-powered corn mill in the historic county of Kent, England.

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Draper’s Mill is the sole survivor of several windmills that once stood in and around Margate. The Grade II* listed smock mill was built in 1845 by John Holman of Canterbury, a well-known millwright. Octagonal in plan, it has a brick base and black-tarred weatherboarding and cap. Unlike many other mills, Draper’s is fortunate to have its original outbuildings still standing, including a workshop and a cart shed which houses a 19th century miller’s cart. The old bakery survives next to the mill as a private residence.

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Power source Wind
Mill type Smock mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 2792
Location Margate
Historic county Kent
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TR 362 700
Latitude/longitude 51.37993286, 1.39332993




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