Mound of Danzey Mill

Description of this historic site

The remains of a windmill which was in use from the Post Medieval to the Imperial period. The base and platform are still visible 700m south east of Danzey Green. The rest of the windmill was removed and rebuilt at Avoncroft Museum.

Notes about this historic site

1 Post Mill. Midland type brick round-house. Believed to be built on site of older post mill by 1830. Four common sails, one pair of stones, wooden machinery, ladder and tailpole with winch and cartwheel. New sail stock 1866, but mill probably ceased working 1874 when sail blew off. Condition deteriorated badly from 1940s onwards. Remains taken down 1969 and reconstructed at Avoncroft Museum.
2 The remains now comprise a large square platform c12 by 12m standing just below the brow of the hill; the platform has been built up on the S and W where the hill falls away. The stone foundations of the windmill base can be clearly seen near the N edge of the platform.
3 Correspondence from 1964.

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