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Berkswell Windmill

also known as Balsall Heath Mill

Balsall Common,  Warwickshire

This mill was built in 1826, on the site of a postmill.

Said to be a typical Warwickshire brick tower mill, it has a circular plan over 3 floors,  boat-shaped cap and endless-chain winding.

It has sails and all its internal machinery and tools for making flour and animal feed. Worked by wind until 1927, by engine until 1948, then fell into a poor condition before being restored from 1973 to 1975. It is open on some dates, see below with entry proceeds going to the maintenance of the mill.


When we visited

When we visited, we managed to get quite a few reasonable photos, but there are quite lot of trees and obstacles around. It was some time ago that I visited this one and didn't make any notes at the time, from memory, I think it is in the garden of a house but you can take the photo on the left above over the gate to the house and the above right from the road, but as you can see there is a hedge in the way. I didn't go when it was open.


Further information Grid

Location:

Berkswell Windmill, Balsall Common, Warwickshire

Ceremonial County: Warwickshire

Grid Reference:

SP 249759  OS Sheet - 139

Map Link:

OS SP249759

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E-mail:

jmcgarry@solihull.gov.uk

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Other useful websites:

windmillworld
mills open

LB

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Classification:

Windmill

Date Updated: 05/2008

Planning Grid

Location:

Berkswell windmill, Balsall Common, Warwickshire

Grid Reference:

SP 249759.  OS Sheet - 139.

Getting there:

Just off A452, between Birmingham Airport and Kenilworth, on the south east side of the village of Balsall Common.

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Address:

Windmill Lane

Balsall Common

West Midlands

Postcode:

CV7 7GY

Telephone:

Jeanette McGarry - 01676 530085

Opening times:

Easter Monday and 1st Saturday of every month May to October, plus National Mills Saturday, 12.0016.00.

Charges:

Adults 2.00; Concessions 1-50; Children (under 12) 50p

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CIN Page Ref:

berkswell

Date Updated: 05/08

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