SP9952 : A close-up view of Stevington Windmill

taken 5 years ago, near to Stevington, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

A close-up view of Stevington Windmill
A close-up view of Stevington Windmill
Restored in 1951 and kept in good condition.
Stevington Windmill

A post mill with four common cloth type sails, the last mill to use this ancient technology commercially. The building was built in 1770 and restored in 1921,1958 and 2004. All the internal machinery is intact, inside is one set of stones with a governor and iron tentering beam. There is no faintail, this is a very simple machine. Once called on a survey 'useless'. It was used mostly for grinding cattle feed until 1939 before purchased by Bedford Borough Council as part of the County's contribution to the Festival of Britain.
It is sometimes used, for example mills open weekend. Access can be gained via a key from the Royal George in the village.

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Date Taken
Monday, 21 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Place (from Tags)
Bedfordshire  Stevington 
Primary Subject of Photo
Windmill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9919 5275 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.8470N 0:33.0755W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9920 5276
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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