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Quainton Windmill


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The tower mill is the tallest in Buckinghamshire, being 65ft to the top of the brickwork and another 8ft to the top of the cap. The cap is a very early example of galvanised sheet wrought-iron work, unique in that it has no ribs or substructure apart from stays to stop it blowing away.

Construction of the mill started in 1830 and was completed in 1832. The millwright was William Cooper of Aylesbury, whose accounts are deposited in the County Record Office. The clay for the bricks was dug on site and fired in a temporary kiln set up in an adjacent field. Some of the bricks have been incised with the names of the Millwright and the Owners, and the date of the start of the works. Milling by wind continued intil about 1890. A steam engine was installed early in the mill's life but was removed for scrap at the beginning of first World War. The mill originally had three pairs of stones, one of which is extant and in working order.

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Quainton Windmill , Buckinghamshire

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SP 746202    OS Sheet 165

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Quainton Windmill, Buckinghamshire

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SP 746202   

Getting there:

About 7 miles north west of Aylesbury. At north side of village.


Access through yard of private house.





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Patrick Tooms
Tel - 01296 655306

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Every Sunday all year, 10.00 12.45, when volunteers working,
plus National Mill Sunday. Parties welcome by appointment at other times


Adult 1.00, Child 50p, Family 3.00

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