Cleadon Windmill :: Shared Description

The remains of Cleadon Mill stand in splendid isolation 200 feet above sea level on Cleadon Hill. This early 19th century tower mill built of coursed limestone rubble rises from a low mound contained by a retaining wall also of limestone. The tower stands roofless with cap and sails removed but the stone shell is intact with one or two floor joists still in place. Thought to have built in the 1820s for the Rev. George Cooper Abbs of Abbs House and Cleadon Hall in Cleadon village. A Cleadon Mill was operation in 1828 when Parson and White's Directory recorded Joseph Watson as a corn miller at Cleadon Mill. Sixteen years later in 1844 Thomas Metcalfe had become miller. By the 1850s it was being worked by the Gibbon family who probably ran the mill until its closure later in the 19th century. It was used for target practice by an artillery unit during the First World War.
Tyne and Wear HER(1587) - Cleadon Windmill: LinkExternal link

The disused windmill was partially restored in 1992 and is Grade II Listed (List Entry Number: 1025192): LinkExternal link
by Andrew Curtis
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NZ3863 : Cleadon Windmill by Andrew Curtis
NZ3863 : Cleadon Windmill from the south by Andrew Curtis
NZ3863 : Cleadon Windmill by Andrew Curtis


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Created: Sat, 1 Feb 2020, Updated: Sat, 1 Feb 2020

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