Rowington Windmill

Rowington Windmill converted to a house in 1978
Ron Thorpe

Rowington Windmill is a red brick tower windmill, three storeys high, and was built about 1785. It had a boat cap, two pairs of stones, an upright shaft and machinery.

The old name for the mill was Bouncing Bess.

Some noteworthy dates

  • Sails were struck by lightning in June 1888.
  • Worked by steam until around 1916.
  • Used as a Prisoner of War dormitory during the 1914-18 Great War.
  • Became a Grade II listed building on 11th April 1967.
  • Converted to a residence in 1978.


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