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Chesterton Windmill, Chesterton and Kingston

Description: Chesterton Windmill

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 307044

OS Grid Reference: SP3486459349
OS Grid Coordinates: 434864, 259349
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2312, -1.4909

Location: Chesterton, Warwickshire CV33 9LB

Locality: Chesterton and Kingston
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV33 9LB

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

Listing Text

4/48 Chesterton Windmill

Windmill. 1632. Probably designed by Sir Edward Peyto for himself. Restored
1965-1974. Ground floor of limestone ashlar; first floor of sandstone ashlar;
moulded limestone string course and cornice. Ribbed aluminium cap with finial.
Circular plan. 2 storeys. Tall ground floor has open arcade of 6 moulded
sandstone round arches, and piers with moulded bases and capitals. First floor
has 2 ovolo-moulded stone cross windows to front, and 2 similar small single
lights to rear. Renewed cloth spread sails. To rear: segmental-roof roof dormer
has 3-light window and date with initials EP. Interior: said to retain its
machinery. The cap could be turned into the wind by a hand winch. There was
originally a central timber structure housing the staircase. The windmill stands
on a shallow raised platform. It was associated with Chesterton House,
demolished in 1802.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, p.42; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.230).

Listing NGR: SP3486459349

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Source: English Heritage

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