Darwell Mill, Brightling
Trib to River Rother
1649 – 1787 Iron furnace in operation
1827 Mill advertised for sale (Sussex Weekly Advertiser)
1859 William Clark, miller (Tithe Apportionment)
To 1878 Charles and Frederick Clark, millers
1931 Mill disused (Ordnance Survey 1931 6in map)
1950 Mill demolished
For a watermill that survived until quite late, the identification of the site is almost impossible as it is buried in dense undergrowth. A difficult foray through the mass vegetation reveals a brick wall (part of the millpond wall), a wooden pentrough, discarded masonry and a tumbling bay.
This mill had an overshot waterwheel.
|Alternative names||Rose Hill Mill|
|Mill function||Corn mill|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|NGR||TQ 696 199|
- Anthony Bryan, Mills Research Group Database
- Derek Stidder Research Notes, Feb 200
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