- Wilton Windmill
The Wilton Windmill is a five floor brick tower mill located on a chalk ridge between the villages of Wilton and
Great Bedwynin the southern English county of Wiltshire. It was built in 1821because the construction of the Kennet and Avon Canalhad included the canalisation of the River Bedwynwhich had previously powered several water mills in the area.
The windmill was in use for a century, into the
1920s. In 1971it was purchased by the Wiltshire County Council who leased it to the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust. The trust restored the mill to working condition, and by the end of the summer in 1976the windmill was once again making flour.
Nearby towns and cities:
Hungerford, Marlborough, Newbury, Swindon
Nearby places of interest:
Crofton Pumping Station
* [http://www.wiltonwindmill.co.uk Wilton Windmill Office Site
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