Hurt Wood Mill
(TQ 078 427 is a grade II* listed tower mill
which has been converted to residential use.
Hurt Wood Mill was built in the 1845, replacing a post mill that had been blown down. The post mill was standing in 1648. The mill worked by wind until c1885 and the sails and fantail were removed shortly afterwards. The mill was house converted at some point, with two new sails being fitted in 1914. In 1937 four new sails and two new stocks were fitted by Neve's, the Heathfield millwrights.
Hurt Wood Mill
is a four storey brick tower mill with an ogee cap. It had four Patent sails carried on a cast iron
windshaft. The cap was winded by a fantail. The clasp arm Brake Wheel is wooden. When the mill was a working mill, it had sails that rotated anticlockwise, but those fitted in 1937 would have rotated clockwise had they been a working set. The sails carried today are clockwise sails and the fantail is missing.
- Richard Evelyn - 1648 (post mill)
- George Hard and Daniel Randell 1705
- John Twist 1718
- Edward Bennet 1730s
- William Bray and William Lassam 1748
- Jacob Lassam
- Mary White 1843
- David Lassam 1845 (tower mill)
- H Joyes 1855
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Culture and media
Hurt Wood Mill appears in on the horizon in the painting "Harvest Time" by George Vicat Cole (1833 - 1893), which is now in Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. It also appeared in an episode of The Tomorrow People titled The Doomsday Men.