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Wheatley Windmill

A Grade II Listed Building in Wheatley, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7428 / 51°44'33"N

Longitude: -1.1488 / 1°8'55"W

OS Eastings: 458870

OS Northings: 205239

OS Grid: SP588052

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z8.QCL

Mapcode Global: VHCXX.1GKB

Entry Name: Wheatley Windmill

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247007

Location: Wheatley, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX33

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Wheatley

Built-Up Area: Wheatley

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Wheatley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/03/2012


(North side)
Wheatley Windmill


Windmill. Mid C18. Limestone rubble with squared quoins. Octagonal plan. Tower
has 3 storeys with openings at each level on 4 sides, all with brick segmental arches
with stone keyblocks. The masonry is heavily patched with brickwork. Circular top
formerly held an ogee copper-clad cap, now dismantled. Interior: Much of the
structure and machinery survives. Cast on the boss of the windshaft is "EAGLE FOUNDRY1784". A drive shaft survives which served an external ochre-grinding mill. The windmill was rebuilt around 1763 after a fire and was last used in 1914 when the mill closed. It was struck by lightning in 1939 and the cap and sails were destroyed. It is said to be one of only 3 windmills remaining in the county.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. V, p.109).

Listing NGR: SP5887005239

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