Sussex

Grant to restore derelict Argos Hill windmill

Argos Hill windmill
Image caption A major campaign was launched to raise money for the mill's restoration

A £100,000 grant has been awarded to restore a Grade II-listed windmill in East Sussex.

The Argos Hill post mill, near Mayfield, was built in 1835. It was struck by lightning in 1963 and damaged by the great storm of 1987.

A major campaign was launched to raise money for its restoration.

The funds, from Heritage Lottery Fund, will pay for turning sweeps to be put back on the mill for the first time in more than 80 years.

Stuart McLeod, from the Heritage Lottery Fund South East, said it was hoped the work would enable the landmark to be taken off the Heritage at Risk register.

He said the grant would also enable the mill to be be opened to the public for the first time in more than 10 years.

The work is expected to take two years.

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