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Warwickshire Items at Avoncroft Museum
On a recent visit to Avoncroft Museum I was delighted to find at least three items from Warwickshire (and may have missed others). This museum has historic buildings (rescured from ...
Saxon Mill at Guy's Cliffe
The Saxon Mill originally belonged to the Augustinian St Mary’s Abbey in Kenilworth and then formed part of the Guy’s Cliffe estate. It was rebuilt in 1822 and appears to ...
Henry Hewitt, Clifton on Dunsmore Poisoner?
Henry Hewitt owned Clifton Mill from 1848 to 1869. During that time he may have poisoned his wife, himself and a large number of the local villagers. This was done ...
There does not appear to be a mill here in the Domesday survey of 1086 although there were two in nearby Clifton on Dunsmore. The old photograph shows a railway ...
Clifton on Dunsmore Mill
Two mills worth 11s. were recorded at Clifton on Dunsmore in the Domesday survey of 1086: this one and another north of the village near Newton, called Laund mill and ...
Danzey Green Windmill
The windmill was built on Hill Farm in Danzey Green, near Tanworth in Arden in about 1830 by Robert Summers a millwright. The Midland type brick round house was to ...
This was a wooden post mill built in the early 17th century. It had an open trestle, four common sails, roof hipped and extension at tail, two pairs of stones, ...
Stockton Post and Tower Windmills
Two windmills in Stockton Stockton was unusual for a small community in that it had two windmills side by side during the 19th century. Post windmill Built in 1810, it had a brick and ...
Burton Dassett Windmill and Beacon
The post mill was built in 1664. It had an open trestle, four common sails, ladder, tailpole and doorway with hooded porch. It ceased working in about 1912, but was restored ...
Tuttle Hill Windmill, Caldecote
The red brick four storey tower mill was built in 1821. It had four common sails and three pairs of stones. It was damaged by a storm and rebuilt in 1905 ...
The Kenilworth Windmill was a brick tower mill with batter, built about 1778 with four common sails, boat cap, two pairs of stones and five storeys high. Around 1854 the ...
In trying to prepare an entry for the database of the Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology Society on Clifford Mill, I came across a few elements that needed clarification. I wonder if ...
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 ...
Napton Windmill is a red brick tower mill with batter, built about 1835. It had a dome cap, windows , acorn finial, three pairs of stones and originally had two ...
Tachbrook Road Windmill, Leamington Spa
Built around 1777, this was a four storey brick tower mill with four common sails and two pairs of stones. In about 1886, it was fitted with new gearing, sails, steam ...
Norton Lindsey Windmill
This brick tower mill three storeys high with slight batter, 42 feet high and 18 feet diameter was built around 1795. It had four common sails, boat cap with luffing ...
The windmill is a tower type built between 1802 and 1812, using derelict stone from Chesterton Manor. When built, the windmill had a stone lower part, while the upper part was ...
The windmill was built in the late 18th century. The mill has a 90 foot high stone round tower and is arranged over three floors inside. It ceased working during ...
The windmill sits on the 180m high Windmill Hill and lies between two parishes, Tysoe and Compton Wynyates. Built in the early 18th century. The structure is a 12 sided, ...
The Chesterton Windmill is a famous feature of the Warwickshire landscape and can be seen from several miles away. It stands on a hilltop overlooking the Roman Fosse Way about ...
The mill as you see it was probably built in the 18th century, but on the site of earlier mills. A mill at Hampton Lucy is even mentioned in the ...
King's Newnham Mill Around 1900
I could find no sign of a mill here in the Domesday book. Trade directories show John Brierley as an active water miller here in 1924 but milling had ceased ...
Chesterton Windmill on TV!
We’ve already got a page about the windmill up here, but if you want to find out more about it, here’s a video to watch!
Little Lawford Mill
There was a mill at Little Lawford worth 4s in the Domesday book. Trade directories show it active as a corn mill until at least 1921 when Mrs Russell was ...
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