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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1369287
English Heritage Legacy ID: 247007
Location: Wheatley, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX33
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
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/03/2012
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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