Wilton Windmill


Wilton Windmill

The Wilton Windmill is a five floor brick tower mill located on a chalk ridge between the villages of Wilton and Great Bedwyn in the southern English county of Wiltshire. It was built in 1821 because the construction of the Kennet and Avon Canal had included the canalisation of the River Bedwyn which had previously powered several water mills in the area.

The windmill was in use for a century, into the 1920s. In 1971 it 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 1976 the windmill was once again making flour.

Location

Position: gbmapping|SU275615

Nearby towns and cities: Hungerford, Marlborough, Newbury, Swindon

Nearby villages: Wilton, East Grafton, Great Bedwyn, Burbage, Shalbourne

Nearby places of interest: Crofton Pumping Station

External links

* [http://www.wiltonwindmill.co.uk Wilton Windmill Office Site

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