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Wilton Windmill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Grafton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.353 / 51°21'10"N

Longitude: -1.6055 / 1°36'19"W

OS Eastings: 427565

OS Northings: 161620

OS Grid: SU275616

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZJ.2X2

Mapcode Global: VHC24.4824

Entry Name: Wilton Windmill

Listing Date: 30 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034034

English Heritage Legacy ID: 310775

Location: Grafton, Wiltshire, SN8

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Grafton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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Listing Text

GRAFTON WILTON
SU 26 SE
5/55 Wilton Windmill

II*
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
fantail frame.
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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