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Description: Wilton Windmill
Date Listed: 30 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 310775
OS Grid Reference: SU2756561620
OS Grid Coordinates: 427565, 161620
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3530, -1.6055
SU 26 SE
5/55 Wilton Windmill
Tower mill, 1821, by or for J.Gale. Restored 1971-6. Header bond
brickwork. Rivetted sheet aluminium hemispherical cap. Five-
storeys. Braced timber gallery of 1971-6 replacing original
roundhouse. Ground floor; opposed doors and timber round headed
windows throughout. 2 common and 2 patent sails, latter with 21
shades and leading boards. Iron spider. Six-blade fantail with
external worm and cograck. Striking gear and chain set below
Interior: Iron vertical shaft, brake wheel and spur wheel, the
brake wheel with hardwood cogs. Band brake. Two pairs underdriven
stones, 1 pair French burrs, 1 pair greys. Separate bevel gear
drive to sack hoist and lay shaft to wire machine on first floor.
Manual stone lifting gear. All sails and machinery restored and in
working order, the only complete windmill in Wiltshire and probably
on the site of an earlier post mill. (Reference: Wiltshire
County Council Guide, 1979).
Listing NGR: SU2756561620
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Source: English Heritage
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