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Ruined Windmill Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Wick, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4372 / 51°26'13"N

Longitude: -3.5497 / 3°32'58"W

OS Eastings: 292381

OS Northings: 172049

OS Grid: SS923720

Mapcode National: GBR HF.NPVZ

Mapcode Global: VH5HY.F49L

Entry Name: Ruined Windmill Tower

Listing Date: 27 November 1998

Last Amended: 27 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20972

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located in a field behind the primary school in Church Street, Wick. Accessed by a Public Footpath.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Wick (Y Wig)

Community: Wick

Built-Up Area: Wick

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Wick stands at a high altitude close to the coast so is an ideal location for windmills. This windmill may be the one shown on Emmanuel Bowen's map of 1729 and is marked on the 2" Ordnance Survey map of 1813 and the 1840 tithe map. It has been in its present condition since at least 1890.


Windmill standing to over 1 storey high. Round plan, constructed of rubble stone. There are recesses at 1st floor level, possibly putlog holes, and the masonry above is slightly set back. Opposed door openings at ground level under segmental arched heads, to N and S. Offset to the NW at a slightly higher level is another tall opening under a segmental arched head with voussoirs. Three small openings on E side. Small opening to W side at ground level with stone lintel.


No features preserved inside, but recesses are visible in the internal walls which may be related to machinery.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare survival of a windmill tower of considerable antiquity.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Lamb Cottage
    Located on the S side of Church Street, slightly set back from the road and in front of Wick and Mar
  • II Bluebell Cottage
    Located on the S side of Church Street, slightly set back from the road and in front of Wick and Mar
  • II Primrose Cottage
    Located on the S side of Church Street, slightly set back from the road and in front of Wick and Mar
  • II Remains of Preaching Cross, Church of St. James
    Located in the Churchayrd to the S of the Church of St James.
  • II* Church of St. James
    Located on the N side of Church Street in the centre of Wick Village. Located in a roughly rectangu
  • II Sycamore House
    Located on the N side of Church Street, 90m E of the Church of St. James, and next to the Lamb and F
  • II Yr Hen Felin Wynt
    Prominently located at the end of a modern residential development with access from the W side of th
  • II Green Isha Farm with adjoining stables and dovecote
    Located on the W side of Wick village, set back from the N side of Green Isaf.

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