Grain cleaner needs home


The Victorian grain cleaner from the Granary building on the corner of Cyprus Place / Ferry Road requires a new home.

The machine, installed around 1860, was on the top floor of the building unaffected by the clubs located on the ground and first floors, and it was in use up to the 1960s when the granary ceased working.

When work was started on conversion of the building to apartments, the builder was unable to find a new location for the machine and it was removed to a temporary site in February this year, since when various museums have been approached – but with no success to date.

If you know of a suitable home for this wonderful piece of Victorian engineering and a part of Rye heritage please email

Image Credits: Mike Stott , Carl Booth .

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  1. I agree with Andrew it would be worth offering it to the Weald and Downland Museum in West Sussex and possibly the Amberley (Chalk Pits) Museum also in West Sussex that also houses some large examples of industrial equipment.

  2. Andrew, we contacted the Weald & Dowland museum but they were unable to access it.
    Lesley, that was a museum we had not contacted & have now done so but sadly they have no room to accept large items.


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