Argos Hill windmill neglect and neighbouring development


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Argos Hill windmill, Mayfield, Sussex is owned by Wealden District Council but has been neglected for a number of years, so much so that the Friends of Argos Hill Windmill Society have been banned from working on the mill themselves to preserve it, due to its dangerous state. The 1835 mill is currently on the English Heritage list of buildings at risk.

An impending planning application for a neighbouring property is also threatening the mill's outlook, since the extension is planned to be built within the windmill's turning circle.

The friends society was formed in 1999, and now has more than 200 members. It used to have regular work parties to keep the mill building maintained, but after the sweeps were recently removed, safety fears have made the mill off limits. The Council were due to erect scaffolding in June, and swathe the building in a tarpaulin for protection, but this has been delayed till December.
Mills: [Mayfield]
See also:Buildings at Risk 2003 (18/7/03)
Tags: [post] [atrisk]
Item: #148, Posted: 25/10/03.


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