Stenlake Publishing Ltd. 2015.

ISBN 9781840337044



A DEFINITIVE study of Sussex windmills, past and present, containing original research of over 200 mills, together with over 180 photographs, many rare and previously unpublished. The most complete and authoritative account of Sussex windmills to be published in recent years.


Many contemporary 19th century newspaper accounts of millers, relating to murder, theft and greed are graphically reported! The mills are arranged alphabetically by their parish and each entry comprises a description, historical detail and a grid reference; 128 pages, including two location maps.











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Some Reviews:


“It is some years since a comprehensive book on Sussex windmills has been published….many excellent photographs which are of extremely high quality” The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

“There are many well researched extracts from sale notices and mills in the news; historical detail gleaned from old maps, census returns, trade directories and newspapers” Suffolk Mills Group

“This absorbing book, packed with wonderful evocative black and white photographs, celebrates these extraordinary landmarks” Sussex Life

"Superb book – worth every penny. This a lovely book for anybody from the windmill lover to those who just want to dip in and out or check a windmill” Amazon

“Excellent new book. Many congratulations on getting this book to publication” West Sussex County Council

“This book lists mills alphabetically by parish, the whole lavishly illustrated by a large number of images” The Countryman

“Does it replace Brunnarius? Yes it does and a must for all those interested in windmills” Sussex Mills Group

“As session musician and pianist Nick Nicholas, he recorded Windmills of Your Mind on his debut album with Decca in 1969. Now author Derek Nicholas has released a new book proving that 46 years later, windmills are still very much on his mind. Derek’s new book, Windmills of Sussex, describes past and present Sussex windmills in detail, both technically and historically. The book, published in August 2015, contains 128 pages illustrated with more than 180 vintage photographs” Bexhill Observer

“New book takes a look at the history surrounding Sussex’s many windmills. More than 200 stories of windmills have now been brought together by Derek Nicholas in his new book Windmills of Sussex” Eastbourne Herald