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The Windmill, Whissendine

Description: The Windmill

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 February 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 186728

OS Grid Reference: SK8235614242
OS Grid Coordinates: 482356, 314242
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7196, -0.7821

Location: Melton Road, Whissendine, Rutland LE15 7EU

Locality: Whissendine
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 7EU

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Listing Text

In the entry for;

(south side)

5/158 The Windmill

4.2.72 II

The entry shall be amended to read;

(south side)

5/158 The Windmill

4.2.72 II* (star)

Former windmill. c1830-40. Coursed, squared ironstone rubble; domed
cap with C20 aluminium cladding and original copper ball finial.
Circular plan; 6 storeys with extra storey in cap; approx 60ft tall.
Centre-pivoting 20-pane casements facing cardinal directions, fewer
to north. Stable door at base, first floor door and blocked forth
floor door. No sails.
Interior: virtually complete set of machinery including dressing
plant; 4 sets of grindstones (three French, one Peak), one of the
French sets is underdriven; very rare Wegmann Porcelain Roller Mill
of c1880. Ceased operating c1922, the sails and fantail removed
1930's. Said to be the tallest stone windmill in the country.
Moon.N. The Windmills of Leicestershire and Rutland, Wymondham,
1981,p75. 1 .



SK 81 SW MELTON ROAD (South side)

5/158 The Windmill


Former windmill of earlier Cl9. Coursed squared rubble stone with stone
circular cap roofed with metal and a copper ball finial. Circular plan
of 6 storeys (with further storey in cap) of central pivoting 20-pane
windows, in cardinal directions, fewer to N.Stable door at base, 1st
floor door and blocked 4th floor door. Machinery inside nearly complete
but no sails. Said to be tallest stone windmill in country. Moon, N.
The Windmills of Leicestershire and Rutland, Wymondham, 1981, p.75.

Listing NGR: SK8236114210

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Source: English Heritage

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