Pair of Bowl Barrows and Remains of a Later Post Mill on Willingdon Hill, 610m North West of Further Plantation

East Sussex

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Bronze Age

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English Heritage

County Council

East Sussex County Council

District Council

Eastbourne Borough Council



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Grid Reference

OV577577 (557713, 100962)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.7862, 0.237658

Nearest Postcode

BN20 8SN

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A pair of bowl barrows and the remains of a post-medieval post mill, located on the summit of Willingdon Hill, 610 metres north-west of Further Plantation. The north-eastern barrow has a low circular mound, up to 15 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. The surrounding quarry ditch has become infilled over time but survives as a buried feature around 2 metres wide. The second, larger barrow lies to the south-west. It has a circular mound measuring up to 25 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres high. The mound is flat-topped , with a large, irregular central hollow. The barrow is circled by an infilled ditch, which again will survive as a buried feature, about 3 metres wide. The remains of a trackway ascend the eastern side of the mound. This is thought to be associated with the re-use of the barrow as a windmill mound. The trackway is 8 metres wide, flanked by two low, parallel banks, and terminates approximately 21 metres east of the mound. Documentary sources suggest that the hilltop was used as the site of a post mill in the 16th to 19th centuries, and that the last mill on Willingdon Hill was destroyed by a storm in 1817. An almost circular flint knife was found near the mill site. Scheduled.

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