SD3342 : Marsh Mill Shopping Village

taken 1 year ago, near to Thornton, Lancashire, Great Britain

Marsh Mill Shopping Village
Marsh Mill Shopping Village
Marsh Mill Village at Thornton Cleveleys is a mixed development of residential, commercial, retail and leisure properties set around the famous, Grade II* listed, 18th century Marsh Mill, one of the oldest working mills in the country.
Marsh Mill
Marsh Mill is an 18th-century tower windmill in Thornton. Built in 1794 by Ralph Slater for local landowner Bold Hesketh, it functioned as a corn mill until the 1920s and has since been fully restored. Although the sails do not turn at present, there is much original machinery. It is a good example of a complete English windmill and has been designated a Grade II* listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 184793 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings). Standing at over seventy feet in height, Marsh Mill is the tallest in Europe (LinkExternal link ).

Wyre Council provides a brief history of the mill at LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Camera (from Tags)
IPhone SE 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 335 425 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.4871N 3:0.7397W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 335 425
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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