New cap for the tower of Bidborough windmill


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windmills New cap for the tower of Bidborough windmill

I've received notification that
Bidborough windmill had a new cap lifted on 1st May. There is a housing development around the mill, and the mill is being "refurbished." I don't know if this means restored or converted though.
More research shows that the local council in May 2005 approved a planning application
    04/02906/7: Four Winds Windmill and Land, Penshurst Road
    Restoration of windmill, extension and conversion to form one house and erection of four houses and three flats.
    
so despite the misleading "restoration" in the title, it does look as if this is another mill falling prey to house conversion.
Mills: [Bidborough]
See also:Photo of newly converted Bidborough windmill (14/3/07)
Tags: [cap]
Item: #545, Posted: 8/5/06.


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