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Darland Banks Windmill

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Detail from an old postcard featuring Darland Banks Windmill in Gillingham, Kent,c. 1905.

Star Windmill, as it was known locally, was a wooden smock mill built on a single story brick base. It was located in Darland Banks, near Gillingham, Kent, England. The mill dated to around 1820 and milled corn right up until the late 1910s to provide flour for the nearby army garrison. It was demolished in 1925. No trace of the mill can now be seen at the location.

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An early postcard of Star Windmill in Darland Banks, Kent, c.1905.

Over time Star Mill was also known by various other names. These included: Darland Mill, Upper Chatham Mill and Austin’s Mill.

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The smock mill in Darland Banks, between Chatham and Gillingham in Kent, on a picture postcard posted in 1907.