In 2020 Rees Jeffreys Road Fund provided a grant to Boxgrove Parish Council as a contribution towards improving access to this historic landmark Halnaker Windmill, and other local landmarks such as the “Tunnel of Trees”.

Halnaker Windmill is a Grade 2 Listed Building and the top of Halnaker Hill is a Ancient Scheduled Monument. It is part of the South Downs National Park.

Boxgrove Parish Council quickly completed the works, and report, “It has made such a difference to the safety and the appearance of this section of the A285.  It used to be a muddy morass but now there is somewhere for people to park and to enjoy the walk up to the landmark Halnaker Windmill.  It couldn’t have been achieved without your grant so many, many thanks again”.

As part of the project a new information board was installed along with a millstone created by a local stonemason to recognise the contribution from Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.

The project was delivered in partnership with West Sussex County Council. Boxgrove Parish Council have provided photos of the completed works. You can also read more about the project in this article in Highways News.

Access to Halnaker Windmill 1
Access to Halnaker Windmill 2
Access to Halnaker Windmill 3

William Rees Jeffreys, the founder of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund was particularly keen to ensure that motorists and cyclists had safe places in which to stop and appreciate the wonderful countryside and views.

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