Page Updated:- Wednesday, 06 September, 2023.


Earliest 1841-


Open 2020+

292 Rochester Road (High Street in 1901Census)


01634 683740

Windmill 1903

Above postcard, 1903, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Windmill Inn 1905

Above photo, circa 1905.

Windmill 1905

Above postcard, circa 1905, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.


Above photo from

Windmill sign 1987Windmill sign 2007

Above sign left 1987, sign right 2007.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis


The windmill, for which this house was named after was built in 1847. The "Windmill" Public House was serving in 1874 as a direct result of the large numbers of migrant workers arriving in the area with the expansion of the Cement industry. Although further research says it's name if nothing else goes back to 1861.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

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From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 7 September 1861.

Petty sessions, Monday.

This was a general annual licensing meeting. There were five applications for new licences, namely, Mrs. Fannie Walter, of the "Fountain," East Peckham, supported by Mr. Langham, Uckfield, and opposed by Mr. C. Hoare, of Maidstone.

Thomas Kemsley, of the "Walnut Tree," Aylesford, supported by Mr. E. Hoare, and opposed by Mr. J. Monckton, of Maidstone.

George Butler, of the "Red Bull," Bull Lane, Aylesford, supported by Mr. R. Prall, of Rochester, and opposed by Mr. Monckton.

Ann Brooker, of the "Windmill," Burham, supported by Mr. Prall and opposed by Mr. Monckton.

Thomas Barton, of the "Prince of Orange," High Street, West Malling, supported by Mr. Monckton and opposed by Mr. Hoar.

The licence was granted to Mrs. Walter, who, it appeared, had applied 16 times, and the others were refused.


Southeastern Gazette, 13 September 1853.


Application was made for a spirit license for the "Royal Exchange" beer-shop, also for the "Windmill," both at Burham. Mr. George and Mr. Prall supported the applications and Mr. Hoar opposed. After a long argument a license was granted to the "Royal Exchange," but refused to the "Windmill."


Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 11 March 1921.

Burham. Licensing Transfer.

At the adjourned Annual Licensing Sessions at Malling on Monday the Bench approved of the full transfer of the licence of the "Windmill" from Mrs. Minnie Martin to Mr. Cecil Lucas.



BROOKER Jesse 1841-51+ (age 70 in 1851Census)

BROOKER Ann 1861 (license refused)

BARROWS Horace Next pub licensee had 1901+ (age 25 in 1901Census)

MARTIN Minnie to Mar/1921

LUCAS Cecil Frederick Mar/1921-38+




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